Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Pears
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Warm fall spices and slightly sweet sherry vinegar coat this delicious mixture of cubed sweet potatoes and pears. The flavors of this healthy side dish will complement any holiday roast.

6
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 pears, such as Bosc or d'Anjou, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet or large roasting pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet with a slotted spoon. (Set aside bowl with remaining vinegar spice mixture for use with pears.) Bake about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, place pears in reserved bowl with vinegar spice mixture and toss until evenly coated. Add pears to baking sheet with potatoes and continue to bake until pears are golden and potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
38µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
15mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
111mg
7%
Water
122g
5%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.