Glazed Sweet Potatoes With Pears
|Sweet potatoes||1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (4-5 Potatoes)|
|Orange juice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Pears||2 Large, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices|
|Chopped walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Maple syrup||2 Tablespoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
In a 2-quart casserole, combine the sweet potatoes, margarine or butter, and 1/4 cup of the juice.
Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
Stir, cover, and microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
Add the pears.
Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the fruit is tender but still holds its shape.
Stir in the walnuts.
Cover and let stand.
In a 1-cup glass measure, combine the water, maple syrup, cornstarch, cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 cup orange juice.
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
Pour over the sweet potato mixture and toss gently to coat.