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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

December 2005/January 2006

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A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks dramatic over roasted sweet potato wedges.



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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (about 3 medium), peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Place on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss well. Spread out in a single layer. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, combine vinegar and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until syrupy and reduced to 1/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. (Watch the syrup carefully during the last few minutes of reducing to prevent burning.) Swirl in butter. Drizzle the sauce over the sweet potatoes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The balsamic drizzle (Step 2) will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop, adding a little water if the syrup has thickened too much, before drizzling over the roasted sweet potatoes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 212 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 41 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 197 mg sodium; 359 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (420% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Fall
Winter
Ethnic/Regional
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