Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

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Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 55 mg
Calories 179
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 45 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 141 mg


10 small sweet potatoes
1 1/2 cups maple syrup
1 6-inch vanilla bean
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Scrub the sweet potatoes, pierce each with a fork, and place in oven directly on the rack with the turkey (or in a preheated 350°F oven). Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until fork-tender. Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, vanilla bean, and cloves in a glass measuring cup and microwave 5 minutes. Or heat the syrup, vanilla bean, and cloves in a small saucepan and simmer 5 minutes. (The syrup can be made up to 2 days ahead.) Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut each lengthwise into 4 wedges. Arrange on a serving dish, sprinkle with the salt, and pour the scented syrup (without the cloves and vanilla bean) over them.

Time-saver: Cooking the potatoes directly on an oven rack eliminates one more pan from the cleanup pile


November 2003
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