Maple Glazed Carrots Pressure Cooker Recipe
Tender, bright and flavorful, these carrots taste like sweet potatoes… but they’re not!

They were so easy to make, that I could not even justify four squares in my step-by-step photos!

Pressure Cooker Accessories Pr. Cook Time Pr. Level Open
2 L or larger none 3-4 min. Low(1) Normal

Pressure Cooker Tricky Carrots
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  • 2 lbs or 1k Carrots, peeled and thickly sliced diagonally
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • pepper to taste
  1. Wash, peel and slice the carrots thickly on the diagonal.
  2. Put the carrots, raisins and one cup of water in the pressure cooker.
  3. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. For stove top pressure cookers, turn the heat up to high and when the cooker reaches pressure, lower to the heat to the minimum required by the cooker to maintain pressure. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes at low pressure.
  4. When time is up, open the cooker by releasing the pressure.
  5. While the carrots are straining, in the still-warm pressure melt the butter and maple syrup. Mix well, add the strained carrots and delicately coat them. Serve with freshly cracked pepper.
  6. Boo!

carrots in fissler vitaquick pressure cooker


  1. Those look great! I have a ton of carrots I need to use and will definitely try these soon.

  2. Excellent! I agree, veggies can be a tricky treat! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog so I found yours! I’ve been reading through your recipes and every single one is wonderful and right up my alley! I hope to hear from you more!
    btw, in re to your question, I have pressure cooker labeled in my label cloud and am working on making a button or something now that I’ve accumulated several recipes on my blog.

  3. how would you adapt this recipe for sweet potato?

    1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and pressure cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.



  4. I won’t get a massive mess, if I don’t cook them in the basket? thank you!

    1. No, no mess, you are just boiling instead of steaming the carrots – the flavor of the raisins will infuse in the carrots this way – where steaming wouldn’t do this.



  5. I made these with a bag of frozen carrots and added a minute to the time. I did them for 5 minutes. I was using an electric pressure cooker. They turned out great. Thanks for another good and simple recipe!

  6. Sorry I’m a newbie to this and just got an instant pot. You don’t mention time or settings for that…can you specify? Thanks!

    1. Welcome Steve, some of the older recipes on this website (like this one) did not include specific instructions for electric pressure cookers. If the time is given in the range use the longer time give – if it is not just use the same time. Punch-in the time with manual mode. You don’t need to do anything else. : )



  7. Would you say the size of your sliced carrots is the same as the whole baby carrots? I would like to use a bag of the baby carrots and wasn’t sure if I would follow the same time? I have an electric IP. Would I do 4 min on low pressure?

    1. You can always steam 1 baby carrot and see if you like the results, then adjust or do the rest of the pack at that same time. I’d test it for you but in Italy they don’t sell carrots sliced into “baby” size.



  8. In the pressure cooker do the carrots on the bottom submersed in the liquid cook more than the ones above the liquid? I would worry some carrots may be overcooked.

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