Sweet Potatoes with Carmalized Onion Marmalade Recipe | PBS Food

Sweet Potatoes with Carmalized Onion Marmalade

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups 2% low-fat milk
  • 4 allspice berries
  • nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes or yams
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brush eight one-cup ramekins with olive oil. Cut 2"x12" strips of aluminum foil. Brush with olive oil. Place strips inside of ramekin around the bottom for easy removal.
  3. Place milk, allspice berries, pinch of nutmeg, and ginger in saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  4. Turn off heat and let spices infuse their flavor while preparing the next steps.
  5. Saute thinly sliced onion in a non-stick pan with 1/3 cup of orange marmalade. Stir frequently.
  6. It will take approximately 12 minutes to caramelize. Set aside.
  7. Pare and thinly slice the sweet potatoes. Place round slices in overlapping design on bottom of ramekin. Layer potatoes 2-3 deep.
  8. Top with 1 tablespoon of caramelized onion marmalade. Sprinkle lightly with flour and salt. Top with two more layers of sweet potatoes.
  9. Strain infused milk. Pour 1/4 cup of the fragrant milk into ramekin. Cover with foil.
  10. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes covered. Remove foil. Continue baking for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  11. To serve, loosen the sides with the tip of a knife and carefully unmold onto plates.
  12. Top each serving with another dollop of caramelized onion marmalade.
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