I had this recipe recently at a friend's house. So good with pork or chicken, or as a vegetarian dish.

Roasted Root Vegetables With Apple Juice
"Caramelized roasted vegetables made with a white wine syrup. Original recipe yield: 8 serving.

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons butter

3 cups apple juice

1 cup dry white wine

1 1/4 pounds turnips

1 1/4 pounds parsnip

1 1/4 pounds carrots

1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes

1 1/4 pounds rutabagas

salt and pepper to taste

a few sprigs frsh rosemary and/or parsley

Optional: add a few new potatoes.

This recipe is easily halved.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Boil apple juice and wine in a large saucepan until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 30 minutes. Whisk in butter.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

3. Peel and cut vegetables into l/2 inch pieces. Divide between 2 roasting pans. Pour apple juice mixture over vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

4. Cover with tin foil for about 15 minutes, remove foil and roast until vegetables are tender and golden, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes.