Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Walnuts
2 large or 4 smaller sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 cup sweetener (I use 1/2 cup brown rice syrup and 1/2 cup maple syrup, or 1 cup brown sugar)
1/2 cup vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I use freshly grated)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Steam the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes or until slightly tender, but not cooked through. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Place the sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the apples.
2. In a frying pan, combine remaining ingredients, except walnuts. Boil for at least 1 minute, then add walnuts. Boil for at least another minute.
3. Pour mixture over potatoes and apples and mix well. Bake for 45 minutes uncovered.