Cider Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Deliciously caramelized vegetables bathed in a cider and cinnamon glaze are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cider Glazed Roasted Vegetables

I don’t think I have ever been a vegetable hater. At least I can’t remember having a strong dislike for vegetables other than green bean when I was a child.  When I first met my husband, he was so-so about vegetables.  Then I gave him some roasted vegetables and his whole outlook changed.  They were a little sweet, a little crunchy and so delicious.  After that he never complained about eating his vegetables again.

Roasted vegetables are always an integral part of our Christmas dinner.  It’s another one of those traditions we bought back from living in England.  Prime rib, Yorkshire pudding and roasted vegetables, that is what I think about for Christmas.  Christmas music, of course, is high on my list of Christmas traditions.  We start listening to Christmas music on Thanksgiving.  From then on, I emerge myself in Christmas music.  It helps me get through my long to-do list.  It’s hard to be in a bad mood when Bing Crosby is singing “White Christmas” in the background.  If Bing cannot get me through, there is always Nat King Cole singing “The Christmas Song” or Vanessa Williams singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.

I just downloaded Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas Album or do we still call it a CD?  My daughter doesn’t even know what either of those are.  She still doesn’t understand why I cannot rewind a song we hear on the radio like I can if we are listening to a song on my phone.  It’s so funny, she gets so upset and keeps asking why.  I’d really like to know why too.  I want a radio I can stop and rewind.  There could already be a radio that does it and I just don’t know about it.  In the meantime, I’ll be happy to listen to Christmas music any time I can.

Cider Glazed Roasted Vegetables

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Cider Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Yields 12 servings

Cider Glazed Roasted Vegetables

20 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 1 ½ cups cubed Butternut squash, 1 inch cube
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Parsnips, 1 inch
  • 1 ½ cups cubed Rutabaga, ½ inch cube
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Carrots, 1 inch
  • ½ cup chopped Celery, 1 inch cube
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ¼ tsp. kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black Pepper
  • 2 cup Apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Place a 2 baking sheets in oven. Place one rack about 3 inches from broiler and another rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Once oven is up to temperature, pour vegetables onto baking sheets. Make sure vegetables are in a single layer.
  4. Roast for 30 minutes.
  5. While vegetables are roasting, place cider and next 4 ingredients into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Reduce liquid to ¾ cup. Let the spices steep until vegetables are done.
  6. Strain spices out of cider.
  7. Take vegetables out of the oven and turn oven to broil.
  8. Pour reduced apple cider over vegetables and toss.
  9. Put baking sheets on the top rack and broil for 5 minutes.


Nutritional value per serving: Cal 82/Fat 2 grams/Carbs 15 grams/Fiber 2 grams/Protein 1 gram

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    It is only 7:52 a.m. and those veggies look good enough to eat for breakfast. Haha!!! I like mine a little crunchy too.
  2. When you pour apple cider on veggies for you drain them or is the liquid going to remain on the baking trays.
  3. I'm sorry, but I don't understand the cooking time total. How do you come up with total cooking time of 1 hour? You say roast for 30 mins ånd then broil for 5mins, for a total of 35 mins. What am I missing?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Jean, Thank you for the question. I added the time to reduce the glaze but this is done while the vegetables are cooking so it shouldn't have been added. I'll change the instructions. Thanks so much for asking for the clarification.

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