Apple Molasses Roasted Vegetables

by zesty on September 22, 2009 · 12 comments

Last weekend I was playing around in the kitchen and created something unique with some root vegetables and fresh grape tomatoes.

Ever get tired of tasting the same old vegetables with your dinner? I do sometimes so I wanted to kick it up a notch with a funky glaze for some plain ole vegetables. The title pretty much sums it up but I did add a few more ingredients than just apple and molasses.

Have you guys noticed how few ingredients I have been using as of late? I have not even been trying to keep it to a minimum  – I guess I am just lazy!

Below is the low-down on the recipe that hopefully you will try. I realized as I was shooting this that a green vegetable would have been a nice addition. I will mention that in the Cooking tip down below.


  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Turnip
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees
  2. Prepare all vegetables ( clean, peel and chop )

  3. Combine soy sauce, molasses and brown sugar into a bowl and mix well.

  4. Add apple juice and black pepper and pour over vegetables

  5. Cover and bake until fork tender – About 45 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Roasting Vegetables intensify the natural flavors.  Different from boiling, roasting actually will enhance the flavors you choose to match with the vegetables. Try to combine root vegetables with this dish as opposed to leafy vegetables due to the cooking time.  Green vegetables would work well in this dish as well.

I hope you have a great day and stay tuned for another house update in the near future as well as a super fun product review.  Talk to you tomorrow.

Take care


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lesley Living Life

Thanks for the idea! I agree, sometimes I run out of different ways to have veggies but I always love roasting them, it’s probably my favorite!


2 Joanna

These veggies look fabulous, Cooking! I find the fewer the ingredients in a recipe the better.

I made salmon the other day marinated in agave, salt and pepper. Simple and delicious.


3 Janel (Dine Dish Delish)

Love this recipe – just in time for fall and all of the fabulous root veggies! I might try this with a shake of chipotle spice too – a nice combo of sweet with a kick!


4 Janet F

Visiting from Twitter!

Fall is the perfect time for your delicious recipe.


5 Mara @ What's for Dinner?



6 Mara @ What's for Dinner?

That was supposed to be “YUM” but my M key freaked out!


7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

Oh wow I’m gonna have to try this! We love roasted veggies, and I’ve never thought to try them this way.


8 Madeleine @ Notes On A Page

This looks delicious! I decided to make this based on the title alone. I just wrote a blog post myself about how delicious veggies are!


9 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

That looks delish! Roasted veggies are always a winner.


10 pigpigscorner

Sometimes simple is nice! This sounds really good!


11 BroccoliHut

Delicious! Totally just bookmarked it.


12 CaSaundra

Roasting veggies is such a great and inexpensive ways to turn a dish up a notch! I love using honey or maple syrup!


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