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Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar.

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

My love of balsamic vinegar is well documented both in my declarations and by how frequently I use it in my cooking.

At last count I have 16 bottles in my cabinet. My latest acquisition was a bottle of Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar.

I was attending a holiday media event for We Olive and Wine Bar in Salt Lake City earlier this month when they sampled this newest item in their family of balsamic vinegars. The best way to describe the flavor of this vinegar is if traditional balsamic vinegar and Christmas had a love child.

After the briefest of moments, or quoting from my favorite holiday movie, the “flashiest of flashes” on my lips, I knew I was bringing a bottle home with me. (Bonus points if you can name the movie).

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

And so it did, along with 3 of my colleagues/friends.

We each started talking about how we’d used the vinegar. Before we knew it, we had theorized an entire meal, from cocktails to dessert.

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

The citrus spice balsamic vinegar definitely tasted like the holidays. Instantly I knew it would be WONDERFUL with sweet potatoes. I never wavered on what to make, just how.

Every way once could think to prepare a sweet potato came to mind. But ultimately, I had to go with roasting them, which would only enhance their natural sweetness.

I’m one of those who loves potato skins, doesn’t matter the spud I love them. I did trim the ends, and, using my vegetable peeler, removed a few questionable spots. If you have strong objections to them, peel them completely and continue on.

I made a quick reduction or glaze in my cast-iron skillet and then generously coated each thickly sliced coin-cut piece. Tossed them on a lined baking sheet and tossed them in a hot oven. I flipped them half way through, but not before giving them another quick basting.

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

We Olive and Wine Bar in Salt Lake City, Utah did not sponsor these posts by providing compensation and/or product for their development. Each participant purchased all ingredients and created these recipes of their own accord based on pure product love. However, in the interest of full transparency, Michelle De La Cerda Nash, Christina Lakey, and Darla Bentley do have a professional relationship with We Olive and Wine Bar in Salt Lake City, Utah outside the scope of these recipes. Citrus Spice Balsamic Menu

A Full Menu Using Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar

Four friends and colleagues attending a holiday media event at We Olive and Wine Bar in Salt Lake City got talking about how they would use this newly sampled vinegar.

Hi, we’re those four friends and colleagues.

We decided to not just talk the talk but actually create our newly thought up recipe idea.

Welcome to the Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar Progressive Meal.

Darla Bentley of Wet Whistle Drinks created Citrus Spice Balsamic Holiday Cocktail. This  cocktail tastes like the holidays! Citrus Spice Balsamic, ginger, bourbon, and a squeeze of orange is perfect for a wintry night.

Michelle De La Cerda of The Complete Savorist created Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes. A sweet potato side dish deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar.

Ned Adams of Dutch Oven Daddy made Citrus Spice Prime Rib Roast. This roast is a sure bet while hosting your holiday feast.

Christina Lakey of Food Apparel whipped up a No-Bake Cheesecake Cookie Dip Recipe with Balsamic DrizzleThis easy no-bake cheesecake cookie dip recipe will literally come together in minutes. Dress it up fancy with a sweet balsamic reduction to truly impress!

We hope you all enjoy this menu.

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Roasted Citrus Spice Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

Course: Side dish/Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic, Christmas, citrus, Easy Recipe, Gluten Free, Rosemary, side dish, Thanksgiving, vegetarian
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar.

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Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds); sliced 1¼” thick
  • 1/3 cup Citrus Spice Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • PINCH cayenne powder; +/- to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt; divided1:1
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper; +/- to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp water *optional

Instructions

  1. Scrub potatoes clean and allow skins to fully dry before cooking; peel or trim away any undesired 'blemishes' in the skin. 

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. 

  3. In large skillet over medium heat, bring the citrus spice balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to boil, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. 

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vinegar thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. 

  5. Add the butter, cayenne, salt, and pepper; stirring constantly until the butter melts. 

  6. Add the fresh sprigs of rosemary, working them in to the thickening glaze. 

  7. If sauce reduces to far or is too thick, add up to 2 tbsp. water, incorporating it in quickly. 

  8. While skillet is still on, add as many potatoes as can comfortably fit, and stir around, flip, and coating the sides.

  9. Place the potatoes on a lined and rimmed baking sheet.

  10. Repeat until all the slices are coated and on the baking sheet. 

  11. Set skillet aside with remaining glaze.

  12. Sprinkle the potato tops with salt.

  13. Bake until potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes in total. 

  14. After 20 minutes, remove from the oven. 

  15. Coat the top with reserved glaze; flip, coat and sprinkle with salt again, continue baking remaining 20 minutes or so. 

  16. Serve and enjoy.

This Citrus Spice Balsamic Cocktail tastes like the holidays! Citrus Spice Balsamic, ginger, bourbon, and a squeeze of orange is perfect for a wintry night.

Wet Whistle Drinks is also on Facebook and Instagram


Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are sweet potatoes deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus spice balsamic vinegar ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

The Complete Savorist is also on Facebook and Instagram

Citrus Spice Prime Rib Roast is a sure bet while hosting your holiday feast. Dutch Oven Daddy

Dutch Oven Daddy is also on Facebook and Instagram

No-Bake Cheesecake Cookie Dip Recipe with Balsamic Drizzle

Food Apparel is also on Facebook and Instagram

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14 Comments

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    Citrus Spice Balsamic Holiday Cocktail - Wet Whistle
    November 29, 2018 at 11:04 am

    […] De La Cerda of The Complete Savorist created Citrus Spice Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes. A sweet potato side dish deliciously intensified by roasting them in a glaze made from citrus […]

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    Amanda
    November 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    These look so full of flavor!! Thank you for sharing!

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    Dorothy at Shockinglydelish
    November 29, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I have been roasting the heck out of some sweet potatoes. The addition of the citrus and balsamic sounds amazing!!

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    Melanie Bauer
    November 29, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Looks absolutely awesome! I love everything about this recipe, so excited to try it!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    November 30, 2018 at 8:31 am

    These are absolutely wonderful!!!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com
    November 30, 2018 at 11:55 am

    These are terrific!! Can’t wait to try this!!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    November 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    These sound delicious! Dangerously good…

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    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
    December 3, 2018 at 3:19 am

    This looks really delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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