Recipe by Real Simple November 2003


Credit: Jim Franco

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10 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

calcium 55mg; 179 calories; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; protein 1mg; sodium 141mg.