Sweet potato fries anyone? How about Baked Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce? Yeah, it’s a mouthful, but this is the perfect fall-flavored healthy treat to serve up to your family and friends. So easy to make and so full of flavor. Get ready to enjoy sweet potato fries that are naturally sweet, fall-spiced, light and healthy. Loaded with carotenoids, Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. You won’t feel guilty indulging with these fries knowing you are giving your body the powerful nutrients it needs.
Baked Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries With Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
For the Fries:
- 1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch wide strips
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 clementine, juiced
For the Apple Date Butter:
- 5 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup chopped dates, pitted
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice, fresh is best
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
For the Fries:
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- In a large bowl, toss sweet potato strips with cinnamon and clementine juice to coat evenly.
- Spread potatoes in a single layer on a parchment lined baking tray.
- Bake on middle shelf in oven for 20 minutes.
- Broil on top rack in the oven for 3-5 minutes per side. Flip fries every couple of minutes to make sure fries brown and crisp evenly. Keep a close on these so they don’t burn.
- Cool slightly and serve with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce. You can warm the butter or serve it chilled, either way is delicious.
For the Dipping Sauce:
- Fill slow cooker with peeled, cored and sliced apples. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
- Cover and cook on low setting for 9-11 hours or until the butter is a thick, dark brown, spreadable consistency. Stir occasionally.
- If there is too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Keep an eye on it and stir it
- occasionally to prevent burning (this all depends on your slow cooker). You can also transfer to a pot and heat on the stove until it reduces if the slow cooker isn’t doing its job.
- Transfer to canning jars and store in the refrigerator or freeze.