Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers

Posted on Apr 30 2021 in
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Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers

2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½ inch chunks

1½ T. olive oil

1 lb. bacon

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ t. cinnamon

½ t. nutmeg

¼ t. ground cloves

¼ t. cayenne pepper

½ t. red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 375 F. Place cut sweet potatoes in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Set aside. Do not separate bacon. Cut bacon into fourths. In a small bowl, combine sugars and spices. Pour spice and sugar mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. On each metal skewer, slide a chunk of sweet potato, then one slice of bacon. Repeat until the skewer is full but don’t push too tight together. Roll each skewer in the spiced sugar mixture. (You may need to press it onto the potatoes and bacon.) Bake about 30 minutes until potatoes are tender and bacon is done.

Recipe courtesy of Marilles Mauer, Greensburg, Indiana