Tart Cherry Glazed Root Vegetables
- 1/2 cup Montmorency tart cherry concentrate
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 1/4 lb. gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 (3/4 lb.) rutabaga, peeled & cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 carrots, peeled & cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 red onion, peeled and cut through the root into 8 wedges
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the tart cherry concentrate, water, maple syrup and hot sauce.
- Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook, stirring every couple of minutes, until the glaze is reduced by more than half. Remove from heat and let the sauce rest for about 15 minutes to thicken further.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, with oven rack placed in the bottom two positions. Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the gold potatoes, rutabaga, sweet potato, carrots and red onion.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables, season with salt and crushed rosemary, and stir gently to combine.
- Divide the vegetables evenly between the two prepared baking sheets. Roast for 20 minutes, then gently stir the vegetables and rotate the baking sheets from rack to rack, and front to back.
- Roast until the vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork and golden brown in some spots, an additional 15 minutes. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the tart cherry glaze over each portion of vegetables. Stir gently to coat.
- Return to the oven for 3 minutes. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Dara Michalski, http://www.cookincanuck.com.
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