Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Place sweet potatoes on a large jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes or until tender, turning after 15 minutes.

Step 3

Place remaining 1 tablespoon oil, cranberries, water, and honey in a saucepan. Remove 1 or 2 chiles from can; finely chop to equal 1 tablespoon. Add chopped chipotle and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce to pan (reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use). Place pan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 10 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Mash with a potato masher or fork until chunky.

Step 4

Place pepitas in a medium skillet; cook over medium heat 4 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan frequently.

Step 5

Combine potatoes, pepitas, onions, and cilantro in a bowl. Add cranberry mixture to bowl; toss gently to coat.

Chef's Notes

Be sure to let the cranberries cook long enough that they start to pop; the juice helps to thicken the dressing.

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