Welcome to Mouthwatering Monday.
Today's feature is Candied Sweet Potatoes. These are a terrific alternative to the standard mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecan topping. Not that I've ever turned down mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecan topping. I'm just saying...variety is the sweet potato of life.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
6 large sweet potatoes (about 4 lbs)
3/4 C butter, melted
2 C sugar
1/2 C orange juice
2 t ground cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t cloves
Peel potatoes; cut potatoes, lemon, and orange into 1/4-inch slices.
Combine melted butter, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour mixture over potato mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 1 hour.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 1 1/2 hours, basting often with pan juices.
I've never been able to decide if you are supposed to eat the lemon and orange or not. I usually shove them aside and go for the tender sweet potatoes. What do you think?
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