Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Growing up in the south means, along with the traditional green bean casserole and pumpkin pie, a huge dish of my mother’s sweet potatoes lathered beneath a bed of marshmallows. To this day, they remain one of my family’s must-haves when it comes to the holiday meal. But while I love the dish, the dairy allergy in me doesn’t. So unless I want to find myself sick for the rest of the evening, I opt for enjoying one of my favorite dishes from across the table.
This Thanksgiving, however, between the turkey, the green bean casserole and pumpkin pie, a new dish will be on display. A sweet potato glaze side dish that a chef prepared for me at Liberty Tree Tavern at Walt Disney World Resort.
Let me be the first to say, this dish may be dairy free, but don’t let that fool you. This dish has quite the flavor and is simply AMAZING! And lucky for me, the chef was gracious enough to share the recipe, allowing me to enjoy it for many years, and holidays to come.
This glaze goes wonderfully on top of those sweet potatoes and will definitely not disappoint anyone in your family. Below is the recipe the chef gave me; may your family enjoy it just as much as mine did!
Liberty Tree Tavern Sweet Potato Glaze. (makes 3 cups)
|Apple Juice Concentrate||2 cups.|
|Cold Water||1 cups.|
|Cinnamon Sticks||3 ea.|
|Ground Gloves||1 tsp.|
|Maple Syrup||1 cups|
|Vanilla Extract||2 tbs.|
|Cold Water||6 tbs.|
|Arrow root||4 oz.|
Method: Bring the above ingredients except the arrow root to a quick boil. Dilute the arrow root with the 6 tablespoons of cold water then add to the other sauce. Ensure that the temperature reaches 185 degrees. Mix thoroughly and stir consistently for 5 minutes or until the sauce starts thickening.
Remove the sauce from the stove and have ready to serve, pour on top of the roasted potatoes. Eat and enjoy!