Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese and Honey

sweet potato and goat cheese1This is a recipe you might want to consider for your Thanksgiving table. It is pretty. It is different. It. Is. Delicious.

I’ve never roasted grapes before but I’m so glad I gave it a try. Roasted grapes, I found,  are absolutely wonderful. How is it possible that I missed this taste treat for all these years?  Now, I’m searching my mind for other ways I can use roasted grapes…other, of course, than the half cup of roasted grapes that I enjoyed one-by-one fresh from the oven. Also, I’ve  been kind of slow to incorporate goat cheese into my recipes but found the addition of a small amount of goat cheese to the mashed sweet potatoes in this dish to be pretty wonderful.

Recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese and Honey

4 sweet potatoes

2 C. red, seedless grapes

1 t. grapeseed oil or canola

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

2 T honey (with extra to drizzle)

4 ounces goat cheese

Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg

Directions:

Toss grapes in oil, sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper and bake on a non-stick pan for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees F.  Take grapes from the oven and let them cool.

Using a knife or the tines of a fork, poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes. Bake sweet potatoes (wrapped in aluminum foil)  in a medium oven until soft (about an hour). When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, make a slit down the center of each sweet potato and scoop the soft sweet potato flesh out of the skins. Using a fork,  whip sweet potatoes with goat cheese to mix. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and salt and pepper to the mixture. Scoop sweet potato mixture into a pastry bag (or cake decorating bag)  fixed with a decorative tip and squeeze a rosette pattern onto each plate (or spoon the mixture back into sweet potato skins).

You can reheat the sweet potatoes briefly in a microwave if necessary at the time of serving.

Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese and roasted grapes over the sweet potato mixture. Drizzle with honey.

 

 

 

This recipe appears on the How Sweet It Is food blog. Here is the link to the original recipe: Roasted Grape+Goat Cheese+Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese and Honey

  1. Lorraine Post author

    Hi Maria: I think you will love roasted grapes. You need to watch them as they cook. They will pop a bit but you don’t want them to explode.

    By the way, the dish is vegetarian but not vegan. You would have to leave the goat cheese out.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Lorraine

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  2. Maria Mejia

    Roasted grapes?? Never in a million years would I have considered this! My first thought is no way, they would just explode in the oven. Second thought is I have never used a pastry bag for decorating. There is still time to practice…
    But I am going to try this anyway so that I can serve this most elegant side dish for Christmas dinner. This would go perfectly with the smoked ham we usually have. Our vegan friends will not feel left out with this beautiful food on the plate! Thank you, Lorraine, for opening my eyes to roasted grapes.

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  3. Anonymous

    What an elegant and unique side dish on Thanksgiving, or for any pretty dinner….I am going to try the roasted grapes tomorrow! Lovely photo Lorraine.

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