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California Style Glazed Sweet Potatoes

California Style Glazed Sweet PotatoesRecipe courtesy of California Dried Plum Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds (3 medium) sweet potatoes, unpeeled
1 cup (6 ounces) pitted California dried plums
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling baking dish
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons chopped crystallized ginger

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cut each sweet potato into 4 wedges, lengthwise; cut each wedge in half across.
  3. Place sweet potatoes and dried plums in lightly oiled baking dish large enough to hold potatoes in one layer.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey, oil, zest, salt and cinnamon; pour evenly over sweet potatoes and prunes. Sprinkle with ginger.
  5. Cover with foil; bake for 45 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425°F (220°C).
  6. Remove foil; baste sweet potatoes with juices from baking dish. Bake about 10 minutes more, or until sweet potatoes are tender and glazed.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 236; Total Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 53g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 215mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Dried Plum Board.