I would say it’s more of a compote really, than a jam.
But you know what…Apple Onion Jam just rolls off the tongue so much smoother.
And it sounds more inviting…don’t you think?
Well, what wouldn’t been inviting atop a slightly lemon seasoned stack of sweet potatoes?

Apple Onion Jam & Sweet Potato Stacks-006

The answer, in case you were wondering, is nothing.

Sweet potatoes are the best!

And, I’m growing them in my garden this year!!!! Woohoo! I’m finally back in a situation where I can have my own, little, cozy garden plot in the back.
I’m nervous. It’s going to be a lot of work. And, I can hardly keep a houseplant alive, let alone potatoes, beans, carrots, radishes, a plethora of squash and even heirloom tomatoes!

I’ll keep you posted.

But for now, whip up this little tater terrine and enjoy the sweet and savory life.

Apple Onion Jam Sweet Potato Stack

1 Tbs. Kerrygold butter
1/2 yellow sweet onion, finely chopped
1 small honey crisp apple, finely chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
sea salt and pepper

1 large sweet potato (about 10 oz), peeled and chopped
1 Tbs. Kerrygold butter
1/4 tsp. Meyer Lemon Salt

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potato chunks. Cover and cook until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain. Add butter and lemon salt. Mash until somewhat smooth.

Using two greased biscuit cutters on a parchment lined plate, “stuff” each biscuit cutter with the mash. Allow to cool before removing the outer ring to reveal your sweet potato stacking steps.

Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1 Tbs. butter in a medium skillet. Add onions and apples, along with salt and pepper. Sauté well. Keep stirring to allow for proper caramelization of the sugars. Keep stirring. And stirring. Do not give up hope – this will take a while. After about 10-15 minutes, pour in the vinegar and turn the heat up to medium high. Stir again, and again, and again, until the vinegar reduces – about another 10 minutes. Now, the jam is done.

Layer one sweet potato step atop another and spoon over the stacks this amazingly aromatic jam you’ve created.

Serve with grilled chicken, burgers, goat cheese, or nothing at all for a “meatless Monday” – or Wednesday, in this case. Enjoy.

Leave a Reply