Sweet Potatoes with Apple Cider Syrup

Makes 6 servings.


4 sweet potatoes or yams (about 1½ pounds)
¾ cup apple cider
½ cup Splenda Granular
2 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Boil sweet potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until nearly tender when pierced with a knife. Drain potatoes and let stand until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut potatoes into ¼ inch rounds and layer in rectangular baking dish.
3. In a small saucepan, heat apple cider over medium heat until mixture reduces by one-third to one-half. Stir in Splenda and heat 1 more minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
4. Pour syrup over potatoes, cover, and bake 30 minutes until very soft and hot.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 150
Fat 4.5g (3g saturated)
Carbohydrate 25g
Fiber 2g
Protein 2g
Sodium 50mg

Diabetic exchange = 2 Vegetable, ½ Fat
WW point comparison = 3 points

Additional comments:

If you have had enough of over-the-top-sweet marshmallow-and-brown sugar sweet-potato recipes try this one (with a savings of 30 grams of carbohydrate per serving). I took the classic pairing of apples and sweet potatoes and added apple cider to create a delicious butter syrup that complements the sweet potatoes instead of overpowering them.

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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