Spiced Apples & Sweet Potatoes are a sweet addition to any meal. Simple recipe takes less than 30 minutes, but there's a trick.
Spiced Apples and Sweet Potatoes, grilled to perfection, make a sweet side dish.
Sweet potatoes and apples are coming into season now. Let me tell you about a simple but tasty treat, Grilled Spiced Apples and Sweet Potatoes. If you are like me, you love sweets. But, of course, we aren't supposed to eat all those sugary foods. I like to get some natural sweetness in my side dishes without adding sugar. This combination of apples and sweet potatoes is just the right sweetness for me. But there's just one trick, which I'll tell you in a minute.
I also like foods that are quick and easy to make (or that I can encourage Don to make for me). He's the grillmaster in our family most of the time. But with our Char-broil Infrared Gas Grill (affiliate link), even I can grill up some goodness. It lights by itself with the push of a button and the temperature gauges read like my indoor oven. Easy peasy.
This recipe starts with already peeled potatoes and apples, but (typical of me) I included the time it takes me to do this task (about 5-10 minutes).
A Little Trick
Sweet potatoes take a little longer to cook than apples, so I suggest you "parboil" the sweet potatoes before you mix the two together with the spices and oil. This helps them grill quickly and not burn before they are done.
In the past, parboiling actually meant to boil it. But now, with the microwave, you can just microwave foods for a few minutes to get the cooking started before grilling to make sure the food isn't charred on the outside and raw on the inside when you eat it.
What You Need
I find it easiest to peel the sweet potatoes with a Swiss vegetable peeler (affiliate link) before cooking and slicing them with a good chef's knife (affiliate link). I also peel and slice the apple, but I use a sharp Swiss paring knife (affiliate link) for this task (Don and I have two of these so we don't have to fight over them).
Spiced Apples & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Spiced Apples and Sweet Potatoes
- 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and sliced in wedges
- 1 medium sweet potato peeled and sliced in ¼" rounds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt regular salt contains corn
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- In a medium glass bowl, microwave the sweet potato slices for about 3–5 minutes until crisp tender.
- Add the apple slices to the sweet potatoes (do not cook).
- Mix the oil, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon and pour it over the apples and sweet potatoes. Mix to coat.
- Place the apple-sweet potato mixture in a vegetable basket and grill over medium (indirect) heat for about 15–20 minutes until the apples and sweet potatoes are starting to brown.
- Turn the potatoes and apples over every five minutes to make sure they cook evenly.
- Serve warm.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF, SF, EF, CF, V, VG*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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