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Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

8 servings

If you ask me, the best part of a holiday dinner is the sweet potatoes! You can make the sauce up to a day ahead—just leave out the walnuts until you're ready to serve. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin
Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub sweet potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Bake 1 hour or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in cranberries, syrup, cranberry juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Stir in walnuts and mustard; heat through.
  3. When cool enough to handle, cut each potato lengthwise in half; sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Top with cranberry mixture; sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts

1 sweet potato half: 284 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.

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