Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pineapple Recipe

Is there a more perfect dish than Pritikin-style sweet potatoes created by Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa – rich, satisfying, creamy tasting yet low in calorie density, and so wonderfully nutritious. An extra bonus in this recipe is the luscious tang from the caramelized pineapple.

This recipe will make 8-10 servings with a portion control size of a 1/2 cup.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pineapple Recipe

4 sweet potatoes
½ cup diced pineapple
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 400 F.

Scrub potatoes. Wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Roast potatoes in oven until soft (about 45 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on size of potato). Cool, then peel.

In a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, add pineapple, apple juice concentrate, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, mash potatoes with a wire whip. Mix in caramelized pineapple mixture until well combined. Serve immediately.

Disclosure: Recipe and photo are reprinted with permission.

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