Sweet Potatoes with California Prunes & Ginger | Recipe

Yep it is nearly the end of November! For my American family and friends, it is Thanksgiving in a few days and that pretty much starts the count down to Christmas, for me anyway. I’m sharing a lovely low fat vegetable dish that works really well as a side for a roast dinner or even for Thanksgiving on Thursday.

This gorgeous tasting sweet potato based dish is free from dairy and vegan if you substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave. The natural sweetness of the California Prunes are a lovely and sweet addition.


Sweet Potatoes with California Prunes & Ginger

Yield: serves 6

236 calories per serving

3g Fat

53g Carbohydrate

3g Protein

7g Fibre

215mg Salt

Sweet Potatoes with California Prunes & Ginger

10 minutes prep time 55 minutes cooking time


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) pitted California Prunes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling baking dish
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Heat oven to 175°C (350°F). Cut each sweet potato into 4 wedges, lengthwise; cut each wedge in half across.
  2. Place sweet potatoes and California Prunes in lightly oiled baking dish large enough to hold potatoes in one layer.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, honey, oil, zest, salt and cinnamon; pour evenly over sweet potatoes and prunes. Sprinkle with ginger.
  4. Cover with foil; bake for 45 minutes then increase oven temperature to 220°C (425°F) and remove the foil.
  5. Baste the sweet potatoes with juices from baking dish and bake about 10 minutes more or until sweet potatoes are tender and glazed.

To find out more visit www.californiaprunes.co.uk


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*Recipe supplied by California Prunes UK

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  1. Hayley Wells
    23rd November 2015 / 11:27 am

    Wow! I’m really excited to try this! I love sweet potatoes and I’ve been looking for something new and interesting to do with them. This sounds divine, thank you!

    • Rebecca U
      23rd November 2015 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Hope you like them x

  2. 24th November 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Oh yummy, we love sweet potatoes here! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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