As the holidays approach, opt for fresh sweet potatoes and a lighter version of this traditional side dish.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: About 1 hour, 15 minutes
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
1 1/3 cups apple cider or juice'
1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 1/2 lbs. yams, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 cup Mariani Sliced Almonds
Place apple cider in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until it’s reduced by roughly half.
Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly butter a 9-inch square or 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Place all potatoes and reduced cider in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are almost cooked through, stirring once halfway through cooking. Let cool slightly, then scoop into prepared baking dish with a slotted spoon.
Stir together any apple cider left in the bowl with the maple syrup, butter and cinnamon. Drizzle over potatoes and sprinkle with ginger.
Tent loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 15 minutes more or until almonds are toasted and liquid is thickened and syrupy. Tent again with foil and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Choose sweet potatoes that are about the same size for even cooking.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
Calories: 360. Total Fat: 14g. Saturated Fat: 4.5g. Monounsaturated Fat: 6.454g. Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.915g. Cholesterol: 15mg. Sodium: 100mg. Carbohydrates: 57g. Dietary Fiber: 8g. Sugars: 16g. Protein: 6g. Vitamin D: 0mcg (0%) Calcium: 100mg (8%. Iron: 2mg (10%). Potassium: 1150mg (25%).