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bonnie’s roasted sweet potatoes and pears

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

We had this side dish of sweet potatoes and pears with peppered pork chops for dinner last night, and it was delicious. Just another way to make use of the abundance of pears in my backyard. The spices smell wonderful while it is roasting!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie’s roasted sweet potatoes and pears

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 pears
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • coarse salt

How To Make bonnie’s roasted sweet potatoes and pears

  • Sweet potatoes
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub but don’t peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into quarters lengthwise. Slice each quarter into pieces about two inches long. Put the slices in a Ziploc bag with the seasonings. Add the sweet potatoes and the oil. "Knead" the bag until the oil and seasonings coat the potatoes, then place them on a greased baking pan with a rim. Roast the potatoes at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Pears
    About ten minutes before the end of the baking time, core the pears and quarter them and slice them in half. Drizzle pears with 1 tablespoon oil, and add them to the potatoes and toss. Cook 10 minutes more and serve.
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pears
    Here is what it looks like roasted.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
    Serve and Enjoy!