Pomegranate Orange Sweet Potato Bake -

Pomegranate Orange Sweet Potato Bake -

“So, grandma, I was calling because, well, uhm, how do you cook a yam? I want to make candied yams like yours.”

This was me, age 19. I had just moved out on my own (and I mean, maybe two weeks after I moved out of my parents’ home) and I wanted to make candied yams when I went to my boyfriend’s family’s house for thanksgiving.  I wanted to make them just like my grandma made them, marshmallows on top and all.  As I would for every cooking-related question I would have for the next ten years (at the age of 29, I called asking her how she made her egg-salad because the one I made was just gross.), I called my grandma.

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 3 large sweet potatoes or 4 small/medium, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick medallions
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
Read the whole recipe on Keepin' It Kind