Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Sweet potatoes get a little flair with maple syrup. You'll appreciate the way the slow cooker saves oven and stovetop space.

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Makes:
10 servings
Yields:
Makes 10 side-dish servings
Prep:
20 mins
Cook:
8 hrs (low) or 4 hours (high)
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Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1
16 ounce package peeled baby carrots
2
pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1
cup snipped dried apricots
1/2
cup pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
1/4
cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Lightly coat a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In the cooker layer carrots, sweet potatoes, and dried apricots.
  2. In a small bowl combine maple syrup, orange juice concentrate, water, melted butter, salt, white pepper, and cinnamon. Pour over mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Use a slotted spoon to serve. Makes 10 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes and Carrots)
    Per serving:
  • 194 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 7 mg chol.,
  • 168 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 23 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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