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.

Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
SERVINGS
10
YIELD
Makes 10 side-dish servings
PREP TIME
20 mins
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
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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 (µg) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 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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