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1 hour 30 minutes
10 servings

3 pounds sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

3 tablespoons orange juice

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon orange zest

⅓ cup chopped unsweetened apricots

⅓ cup chopped pumpkin seeds, raw or roasted

3 tablespoons sliced green onions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Scrub the sweet potatoes, pierce them several times with a fork, and place them in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the potatoes are tender to the touch.
  2. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Scoop the flesh from the sweet potatoes into a mixing bowl, discarding the peels. Gently mash with a potato masher until smooth yet slightly lumpy.
  3. Add the olive oil, maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, orange zest, and apricots to the sweet potatoes and stir until well combined. Transfer the sweet potato mixture into a casserole dish or 9 x 13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the seeds are golden. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with the sliced green onions. Serve immediately.

Recipe developed by Sharon Palmer, RD, author of “The Plant-Powered Diet”


Calories: 165
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 75mg
Carbohydrate: 31g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 3g.

Yield: 10 servings

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This is not about the actual recipe----PLEASE allow us to print in a normal font and PROMOTE saving ink and paper! Does the title have to be 28 point? Can't the ingredients be single-spaced? Unless one is stupid, the word Instructions in 20 pt. is not necessary. I don't want TWO page recipes when it could all fit on one page. Pay attention.
To avoid that dreaded two-pager, I always just copy and paste it into a Word document. That way I can format and edit it accordingly :)
That's precisely what I do as well. I can select the font and point size, plus alter the layout as I please.
Hi Stevie. Point well taken. We've been working on this with our web programmers, and have been trying to find a solution that can happen within our nonprofit budget!
So the apricots in this dish, fresh or dried?
Hi Lori, we recommend dried but let us know how it goes if you try this recipe with fresh apricots!

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