Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweet Potatoes and Apples

A nice side-dish for those cold winter months! Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

4 dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs.) peeled and cut into 2" chunks
1 c packed brown sugar
1 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T butter, cut into small pieces
1 large apple, such and granny smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2" chunks

TOSS potatoes, sugar, salt, pepper and cinnamon in slow-cooker. Dot the top with half the butter. Cover the cooker with folded kitchen towel and top with the lid. Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low, till tender.

While potatoes are cooking heat remaining butter in med. skillet over med. heat. Add apples and saute till lightly browned and tender, about 5 min. Set aside.

When potatoes are tender, add the apples. Drain as much liquid from the cooker as you can into the skillet used for the apples. Cook on med-high heat for 2-3 min. till slightly thickened. Toss with potatoes and apples and serve.

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