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Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon WalnutsSD6704

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 pounds assorted root vegetables, peeled (see Tip) and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. If using parsnips, quarter lengthwise and remove the woody core before cutting into 1-inch pieces. Whisk cider, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish until the sugar is dissolved. Add root vegetables and toss to coat. Cover the baking dish with foil.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and stir the vegetables. Continue cooking, uncovered, stirring every 20 minutes or so, until the vegetables are glazed and tender, about 1 hour more.
    4. Meanwhile, place walnuts in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and add butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Stir until the butter melts and the nuts are coated. Spread out on a plate to cool slightly.
    5. Transfer the vegetables to a serving dish and sprinkle with the cinnamon walnuts.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Tip: Beets, carrots and parsnips are easily peeled with a vegetable peeler, but for tougher-skinned roots like celeriac, rutabaga and turnips, removing the peel with a knife can be easier. Cut off one end of the root to create a flat surface to keep it steady on the cutting board. Follow the contour of the vegetable with your knife. If you use a vegetable peeler on the tougher roots, peel around each vegetable at least three times to ensure all the fibrous skin has been removed.

    NUTRITION

    Per serving: 219 calories; 9 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 5 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 7 g fiber; 362 mg sodium; 730 mg potassium.

    Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (250% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Folate (30% dv), Potassium (21% dv).

    Carbohydrate Servings: 2

    Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 1/2 fat

Starr Bunch

About Starr Bunch

Starr is the founder and owner of Five Starr Pilates and Fitness. She attended Southern Utah University and is educated in the Stott Pilates Reformer, Advanced Reformer and ISP courses, plus Keiser cycling. She has been teaching since 2012. Her personality and down to earth approach helps clients feel at ease and welcome no matter what their fitness level.

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