Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples with Poached Cranberries and Pecans

serves 6

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pecans), Milk

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • 36 oz. Sweet Potato
  • 2 fl. oz. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 2 oz. Dried Cranberries
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    2 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
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    1 oz. Roasted Pecans
  • 4 tsp. Sugar
  • 4 tsp. Ancho Cinnamon Rub
  • 0.46 oz. Brown Sugar
  • 1½ tsp. Cornstarch

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Roast Apple and Potato and Prepare Ingredients

    Peel apple, quarter, and remove core. Cut into 1/2" dice.

    Peel and cut sweet potato into 1" dice.

    Place apple and sweet potato on prepared baking sheet and toss with 4 tsp. olive oil, seasoning rub, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Massage oil, seasoning, and salt into potato and apple.

    Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven, 25 minutes.

    While sweet potato and apple roast, coarsely chop pecans.

    Combine cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. cold water in a mixing bowl.

  2. 2

    Cook the Cranberries

    Combine vinegar, sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, and cranberries in a small pot. Place pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, cook until cranberries are plump, 4-5 minutes.

    Stir in cornstarch-water mixture until liquid begins to thicken, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  3. 3

    Bake the Dish

    In another mixing bowl, combine roasted sweet potato and apple, cranberries, and half the cheese (reserve remaining for topping).

    Transfer sweet potato-cranberry mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top with pecans and remaining cheese.

    Roast in hot oven until cheese has melted and pecans are aromatic, 5-7 minutes.

    Serve family-style. Bon appétit!

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