Cider-Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 30 mins.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Medium
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 1/2 cups apple cider or apple juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter or tub margarine
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 2-inch cubes.
Steam them in a steamer basket or cover them in a pot with 1/4 cup of water. Steam the potatoes for 10 - 15 mins. or until the cubes are tender. If desired, you can also steam them in the microwave.
Set the potatoes aside in a large bowl.
Combine the cider, sugar, butter, nutmeg, and allspice in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often.
Add the potatoes, reduce the heat so the liquid is simmering and cook for 5 mins., stirring occasionally.
Add the cranberries and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze and the potatoes are tender, about 10 mins.
If the glaze becomes very thick before the potatoes become tender, thing it with a small amount of cider.
When the potatoes are tender, transfer them to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon.
Pour the remaining glaze over the sweet potatoes and serve.
Yield: 6 servings
170 calories, 4 g total fat (0-2 g saturated fat), 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 30 mg sodium.
Adapted recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.