Print This Recipe Written by Chacha on May 27th, 2012 in Holiday Recipes, Recipe, Side Dishes, Sweet Potato | No Comments

Yields: 6 servings


2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick

2 tart apples, such as Pink Lady, peeled, cored, and sliced

1 large ripe but firm pear, peeled, cored and sliced

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons mild honey, such as clover (substitute agave nectar for vegans)

2 tablespoons walnut oil, plus more for greasing the pan

2 teaspoons finely chopped or grated orange zest

2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Oil a 3-quart gratin or baking dish with walnut oil and set aside.

Toss together the sweet potatoes, apples and pear in a large bowl. Season with salt to taste.

In a small saucepan or in a microwave at 50 percent power, heat the honey or agave nectar and the walnut oil together just until warm. Add to the sweet potato mixture, add the orange zest and toss together well until the fruit and vegetables are well coated. Scrape into the baking dish, making sure to scrape out all of the honey and oil using a rubber spatula. Pour on the orange juice.

Set the baking dish on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake 1 hour, setting the timer so that you remember to stir the mixture at 15-minute intervals. Cover the pan with foil and continue to bake for another 1/2 hour, or until the sweet potatoes are thoroughly tender and the liquid in the pan is syrupy.

Allow to cool for about 10 minutes or longer before serving.

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