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ROASTED SWEET POTATOES WITH CINNAMON PECAN CRUNCH

Roasted Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Change up your typical mashed sweet potatoes with this colorful, easy side dish. The robust flavor of Saigon cinnamon makes this recipe taste as good as it looks!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Makes 8 servings.

 

Ingredients

• 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
• 2 tablespoons orange juice
• 2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
• 1½ teaspoons McCormick Ground Cinnamon, divided
• 1½ teaspoons McCormick Ground Ginger, divided
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
• 1 cup dried cranberries
• 6 tablespoons butter, cut up, divided
• 1/2 cup flour
• 1 cup chopped pecans


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon each of the cinnamon and ginger, and salt in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat well. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cranberries. Dot with 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, mix flour, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and ginger in medium bowl. Cut in remaining 4 tablespoons butter with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and stir gently. Sprinkle evenly with pecan topping.

3. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes longer or until sweet potatoes are tender and topping is lightly browned.

Nutritional Information per Serving:
439 Calories, Fat 19g, Carbohydrates 63g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 257mg, Fiber 6g, Protein 4g


Recipe courtesy of McCormick
 

 

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