SWEET POTATOES WITH A CRANBERRY GLAZE
For the first days of Sukkot, I combined two of my favorite foods to create a really yummy side dish. Cranberry glazed sweet potatoes are an easy to prepare side dish, and I didn’t have to buy anything special since this dish requires common ingredients I generally have in the house. While I already had the oven on baking a few cakes, I put a pan of unpeeled sweet potatoes into the oven at the same time. The glaze consisted of only five ingredients, which combined easily in a bowl using a spoon to mix. No blender, food processor, or mixer to wash. And best of all, we loved the way this dish turned out, and so did our guests for the first night of Sukkot, a great relief as this recipe is a brand new creation.
Great fall fare. Enjoy! Betayavon!
- 6 medium sized sweet potatoes, unpeeled
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- Roasting Pan
- Medium Bowl and Spoon
- Microwavable bowl or saucepan for heating glaze
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Casserole Dish
Put unpeeled sweet potatoes in the oven in a roasting pan and bake 350 degrees until a fork can pierce the potatoes easily, about 25-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the potatoes cool. While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the glaze by combining the cranberry, sugar, coconut oil, orange juice, and salt in a bowl, tossing gently.
Remove peel from the sweet potatoes and cut them into two inch thick slices. Arrange in one layer (the pieces can be touching) in any oven proof casserole pan. Heat glaze ingredients either in a microwavable bowl or in a saucepan for two to three minutes, until all the ingredients are blended, but not boiling.
Spoon over the potatoes, and bake 15-20 minutes on 350. Remember the potatoes are already cooked, so it doesn’t take long, especially if you’re making ahead and going to reheat later or in a day or so, as I was. A very easy, fast, delicious, and crowd pleasing side dish that you’ll be glad you tried.