06 December 2013

Monthly #Recipe From the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Sweet Potato - Apple Bake is the December Holiday Recipe 

Sounds Tasty Too ! Let me know what you think.

Serves 8
3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup walnut pieces
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus 2 Tbsp for greasing the dish
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/4 cup Nobel Tonic maple syrup or Bliss maple syrup (brown rice syrup can be substituted in equal portion)
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1-inch pieces

Place the potatoes in aluminum foil, shiny side out and coat with olive oil. Season with salt and white pepper, add 2 tablespoons of butter and wrap tightly. Do not pierce the potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 375°F.  When you can easily “pinch” the potatoes and they offer no resistance, they are done. Open foil and let cool.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, add the slivered almonds and walnuts and roast them until they become fragrant.  Once the nuts display good color and aroma, add the 4 tablespoons of butter, the maple syrup and all of the spices.  Bring to a simmer and cook for approx. 5 minutes, or until the syrup has reduced to half of its original volume.
Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with the 2 remaining tablespoons of butter. Arrange the sweet potatoes and apples in a decorative pattern. Pour the maple and nut mixture over the potatoes and apples.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve piping hot.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to the kitchens at Swan and Dolphin too . 

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  1. Hi Diane! thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I luv sweet potatoes! they're low in sodium, good in dietary fiber and have low glycemic load. I will prob swap out butter for margarine just to lessen the sat fat content or use less. Can't wait to try the recipe, will let you know how it turns out. :) Thanks again!

  2. Thanks Lisa, I'm so glad you are enjoying it. You are very welcome enjoy ;-)