Spiced Apples & Sweet Potatoes are a sweet addition to any meal. Simple recipe takes less than 30 minutes, but there’s a trick.
October is National Apple Month. Let me tell you about a simple but tasty fall 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. There’s just one trick.
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, even I can grill ups 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 before cooking and slicing them with a good chef’s knife. I also peel and slice the apple, but I use a sharp Swiss paring knife (Don and I have two of these so we don’t have to fight over them) for this task.
Spiced Apples & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Grill Up Some Spiced Apples and Sweet Potatoes
Apples and Sweet Potatoes, a sweet combination.
- 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and sliced in wedges
- 1 medium sweet potato peeled and sliced in 1/4" rounds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a medium glass bowl, microwave the sweet potato slices for about 3 minutes.
- Add the apples 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 10 minutes until the apples and sweet potatoes are crisp tender.
- Serve warm.
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