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Candied Bake Cooking Plantains Recipes

Candied Baked Plantains


Try these of sweet potatoes with roast pork or baked ham.

Makes 6 servings

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, plus additional for buttering

  • 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • cup granulated sugar

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup apple cider, or unsweetened apple juice

  • 3 very ripe (blackened outside) plantains, peeled and halved lengthwise

  • 1/3 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, very coarsely chopped

  • Chopped fresh parsley

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Generously butter a shallow baking dish that will just hold the plantains in one layer, cut side up.

  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir in the sugars. Add the cinnamon and apple juice. Cook, stirring, until thick and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Pour the syrup over the plantains, sprinkle the peanuts over the top, and bake until the plantains are very tender, 45 minutes or longer. Baste with the syrup from time to time. Serve this candied bake cooking plantains recipes very hot, with the syrup spooned over the plantains, garnished with the parsley.

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