No holiday table would be complete without this side dish and now by reducing the sugar and using apple cider or apple juice you can offer your loved ones a healthier version.
This delicious and healthier new take on the traditional sweet potatoes is brought to us by HealthierTalk.com contributor Tony Issacs.
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch strips or 2 inch cubes
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider or apple juice
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into strips or 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 minutes 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 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the cranberries and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze and the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. If the glaze becomes very thick before the potatoes become tender, thin 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.
Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 170 calories, 4 g total fat (0-2 g saturated fat), 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 30 mg sodium.
You can visit Tony’s Healthy Holiday Recipes page for more delicious ideas.
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