Apricot and Ginger-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

5
Total Time
30 min
Prep
16 min
Cook
14 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
The spicy-sweet glaze is a wonderful contrast to the salty almonds. We microwaved the potatoes before roasting them to cut back on the total cooking time.

Ingredients

uncooked sweet potato(es)

4 medium

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

spreadable fruit

cup(s), apricot flavor

ginger root

1 tsp, fresh, minced

orange juice

¼ cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

sliced almonds

3 Tbsp, toasted

Instructions

  1. Pierce sweet potatoes in a few places with tip of a knife. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and microwave on HIGH, turning potatoes over once, until tender, about 7 to 9 minutes; set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Preheat broiler. Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together apricot spreadable fruit and ginger until blended.
  4. With your fingers or a small knife, peel skin from sweet potatoes; slice potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
  5. Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer on prepared pan; drizzle with orange juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; brush with apricot glaze.
  6. Broil until glaze browns in a few spots, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with almonds. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.

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