Harvest Sweet Potatoes

Fall is in the air. How about some wonderful Harvest Sweet Potatoes –

HarvestSweets

What you’ll need:

  • 5 large sweet potatoes (about 5 lb. worth)
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Wash sweet potatoes. Place on a baking sheet and prick with fork. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until almost tender. Remove from oven. Let stand 45 minutes or until cooled.
  2. Peel and core apples. Slice apples into 1/3″ thick wedges.
  3. In a bowl, toss apple slices with half of lemon juice, set aside.
  4. Once potatoes are cooled, peel and slice to 1/3″ thick.
  5. In a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish, arrange apples and potatoes alternating slices.
  6. Pour second half of lemon juice over potatoes and apples.
  7. Combine brown sugar, honey, butter, bourbon, cinnamon and ginger in a saucepan. Stir well.
  8. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; boil 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  9. Promptly pour glaze over potatoes and apples.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven.
  12. Baste tops with the glaze from the bottom of dish.
  13. Sprinkle nuts across top.
  14. Bake another 14 -16 more minutes or until apples look roasted.
  15. Baste one more time right before serving.
  16. Serves 10 – 12

Enjoy!

Courtesy: Christmas with Southern Living 2008, Oxmoor House 2008