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Friday, March 14, 2008

Festive Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes (3-4 oz. each)
2 cups crushed pineapple, undrained
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp slivered almonds (optional)

To cook sweet potatoes, either boil, unpeeled, in a large pot and let them cook over medium heat for 45 minutes, uncovered, until you can put a fork in them easily. Or you can bake the sweet potatoes in a preheated 375 degree oven directly on the rack for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Let the cooked potatoes cool and then gently peel them.

Mash the potatoes with the pineapple and spices. Put in a 1-quart casserole dish and top with slivered almonds. Bake for 20 minutes until potatoes are lightly browned.

* This dish provides great flavor, and is low in calories and fat.

1 comment:

Kirsten, Mike & Charlie said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes, but I always feel the need to drench them in butter. This sounds like such a tasty alternative!