This is a delightful combination of flavors. You may want to prepare it ahead for a company meal.
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried mixed diced fruit
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
3 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 large sweet onions, chopped
2 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced
salt and pepper to taste
In a small saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients. Stir until cornstarch is mixed with the juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, cook sweet potatoes and carrots in boiling salted water until tender. When done, drain well and set aside.
While potatoes are cooking, melt butter in large non-stick skillet. Cook onions over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Add apples and cook just until tender-crisp. Remove from heat. Add cooked potatoes and carrots. Add sauce and stir gently. Heat through, or, if dish is made ahead, cover and refrigerate. Heat through when ready to serve. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Fat, gm. 2
Protein, gm. 2
Carb. gm. 33