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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Servings: 10
Yield: Makes 10 side-dish servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    Nonstick cooking spray
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    1  16  ounce package 
    peeled baby carrots
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    2   pounds 
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
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    1   cup 
    snipped dried apricots
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    1/2  cup 
    pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
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    1/4  cup 
    frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
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    1/4  cup 
    water
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter or margarine, melted
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground white pepper
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    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 information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 194, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 42, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 23, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 23663.44, vit. C (mg) 24.21, Thiamin (mg) 0.1, Riboflavin (mg) 0.14, Niacin (mg) 1.18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.27, Folate (g) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 168, Potassium (mg) 528, calcium (mg) 50.48, iron (mg) 1.44, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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