Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Anti-Chicken Fingers Movement ~ Healthy Sweet Potato Bake

All you health nuts- this is the health friendly version of this dish.  I love sweet potatoes, as a side for a regular meal or of course, for the holidays!  This mixture may not sound appetizing, but I promise you, the blend of flavors is amazing!

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and cubed
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Chop sweet potatoes and apples into approximately 1/2" cubes.  Divide potatoes and apples evenly among to two ramekins, divide cranberries among baking dishes.  Add half of the cider to each ramekin.  Combine spices in a small dish and sprinkle over potato mixture.  Toss to combine.    

Bake approximately one hour, stirring every twenty minutes until cider has cooked down to a glaze and potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.