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Recipe of the Week: Candied Sweet Potatoes

  
  
  

CANDIED SWEET POTATOES

(8 servings)

candied sweet potatoesIngredients

4 large sweet potatoes
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup butter
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon grated ginger root
¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg

Directions

Preheat oven to 400° F.  Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 1" cubes and place into a buttered 9" x 13" pan.  Melt butter in a sauce pan on medium and stir in brown sugar until dissolved.  Add water, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg.  Bring to a boil, add maple syrup and simmer for 2 minutes.  Pour over sweet potatoes and cover with foil.  Bake on center rack for 45 minutes, basting sweet potatoes after 15 and 30 minutes.  Remove foil, move to top rack and increase heat to 475° F.  Cook an additional 20 minutes or until syrup has thickened.  Baste again and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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