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Sweet Potatoes Anna with Prunes
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Elyse M. June 28, 2019
I've made this four years in a row for my family's thanksgiving. Highly recommend using a mandolin, I made it once without and I wasn't able to get the slices thin enough. Over the years I've made this with prunes, but also swapped them out for dried cherries! Equally delicious. Also stores really well for tasty leftovers!
pamela N. December 6, 2016
Made this for Thanksgiving...it was a smashing success! Even non-eaters of sweet potatoes tried it (after all the others were awed by the yumminess) and loved it. Will definitely make again. Used a mandoline and cooking time was fine. Thank you!
Douglas B. November 24, 2016
I have not made this dish in well over a year and am making it for thanksgiving. It is divine. sweet and savory. I loved reading the other things people have added below too. Thanks community
Kristy Z. January 25, 2014
We loved this recipe. I followed it to the tee each time I made it. It is a new standard in our house and in addition to following this recipe (Which is delicious), I also play around with it and make it several ways now. Sometimes I add crispy bacon, sauteed onions, or just plain with potatoes, ghee, salt and pepper. There are a a lot of possibilities with this recipe. Thanks so much!
Sewassbe December 24, 2013
I made this last christmas and while I loved the flavor (I added lots of black pepper), the sweet potatoes took FOREVER to cook. I had sliced them as thinly as possible by hand, but I think either parboiling them first, or using a mandoline slicer is really the key here. They were in the oven for over an hour, and were still nearly crunchy when I took them out (at a party, so that was stressful). Still - we used the leftovers with leftover pork roast and black beans and made the most wonderfully delicious stew. I loved the flavor of the sweet potatoes, prunes, and black pepper with the pork, bacon, and black beans. Yum!
Sujatha December 1, 2013
Wasnt impressed with this dish. Pureed the plums w/ some of the soaking port after they were cool, i think that worked better than pieces. But kind of blah beyond that. Decided to bake in a foil-wrapped 8-inch springform pan (which is NOT what directions specify) b/c i thought it would be easier to de-pan -- this was NOT a good idea, as the butter all leaked out of the pan and into the oven. Perhaps the flavor of the dish leaked out along with the butter???
noahluck December 9, 2012
Ugh, this was the first dish in a while that we simply threw away. It simply became a loose pile of plain sweet potato chips. Most of the instructions for this recipe are missing in retrospect, and the guesswork involved will lead to a wide variety of outcomes. I might try again and precook the sweet potatoes, or at least soak them.
artist342 December 6, 2012
I made this for a holiday dinner potluck last week,and it disappeared so fast that I didn't get any!!! I made a 12" version, and think 10" would be much easier to manage. It's fantastic, folks.
Albickoff November 13, 2012
Is there anything that you can use other than port? Maybe something non-alcoholic?
Jill C. November 5, 2012
What a great recipe! Perfect for T'sgiving. How far in advance can it be assembled?
Jill C. November 5, 2012
What a great T'giving recipe! how far in advance can it be assembled? The morning of?
deanna1001 December 26, 2011
So beautiful with the Christmas ham! I soaked the prunes in Madeira (I had on hand.) Fabulous!
Waverly December 25, 2011
This is a wonderful recipe. I made it over the holidays and everyone loved it.
BonEllen November 23, 2011
I'm making this tomorrow to bring to Thanksgiving... and wondering how folks have served this? Did you use a knife and cut it into pie-shaped wedges? Or can you scoop and serve with a spoon?
DP November 20, 2011
Made this today with raisins instead of prunes and added a pinch of ground nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. It was incredible!
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