Okay – so Jaime and I both have a HUGE blog crush on Jessica over at How Sweet It Is. Not only does she come up with yummy and creative recipes but she is also so witty and charming in the way she writes about food. Actually her blog is part of what inspired us to start our own.
While we are starting (slowly) to try our hands at recipe creation, much of what we are cooking riffs on other recipes or are direct remakes. This post is one of the latter. Last January Jessica posted a recipe for Sweet Potatoes with honey, goat cheese, and roasted grapes. This sounded so good to us that we thought about it all year and decided to make it and share with you! Enjoy this healthy, flavorful and filling dish! And check out Jessica’s blog!
Roasted Grape + Goat Cheese + Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
[from How Sweet It Is]
makes 4 potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
2 cups red, seedless grapes
1 teaspoon high heat oil (Safflower or Grapeseed)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces goat cheese
2 tablespoons honey + additional for drizzling
pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Poke holes in sweet potato with a fork, then wrap each tightly in aluminum foil. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until potatoes and tender to the touch. Unwrap foil and cut a slit down the middle of each sweet potato. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Lay grapes on a nonstick baking sheet and drizzle with high heat oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until grapes begin to burst. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Once sweet potatoes are somewhat cool, gently remove the flesh with a spoon, trying to keep the potato intact. Add the sweet potato to a large bowl, then mash with 3 ounces of goat cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper and honey. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired, then scoop flash back into the potato skins. At this point you can re-warm the potatoes (if you let them cool completely) in the oven, then top with remaining goat cheese. Add grapes on top and serve with additional drizzled honey.
Yum. Yum. Yum.