Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sweet Potato Bake

6 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tbls butter
1 tsp cinnamon sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 orange
2 medium Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup fresh cranberries (optional)

Place potatoes in a pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover. Cook 20-25 minutes or just until fork-tender. Drain; cool. Peel; cut crosswise into 1 inch slices using a crinkle cutter. Cut large slices in half. Place in a 9x9 baking dish.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a medium sized bowl, place brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sugar, and salt. Add zest orange to measure 1 tsp. Juice orange to measure 2 tbls. Microwave, covered, on high for 1 minute.
Cut apples into wedges. Stir into sugar mixture. Microwave, covered, 3 minutes. Pour over sweet potatoes.
Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cranberries, if desired. Baste sweet potatoes kand apples with sugar mixture using a baster. Continue bakking 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Baste before serving.

Yield: 8-10 servings

by: Pampered Chef

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