Here at Fix-It and Forget-It, we have an ongoing debate about sweet potatoes. Some prefer them dessert-like, mixed up with brown sugar and spices and topped with gooey marshmallows. Others like them savory, perhaps coated with a sesame-soy sauce-ginger glaze.
We wouldn’t say “no” to either option, but we’d like to suggest a third approach. This recipe pairs sweet potatoes with apples, raisins, and orange juice for a complex side dish that’s nicely sweet but not overwhelming. It complements the saltiness of ham or other smoked meats, and it’s full of vitamins and fiber.
To make this simple dish even easier, substitute canned sweet potatoes or yams.
Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook, page 162
Makes 4 servings
Prep. Time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2-3 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1 large green apple, peeled and diced
½ cup raisins
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
½ cup orange juice
1. Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker.
2. Top with diced apples and raisins.
3. Drizzle with maple syrup.
4. Pour orange juice over all.
6. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender.