Candied Sweet Potatoes
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Add a little holiday cheer with candied sweet potatoes. Ours are sugary-sweet with fewer calories per serving.
uncooked sweet potato(es)2 large, about 2 lbs, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 2-inch thick pieces
unsweetened orange juice¼ cup(s)
packed light brown sugar2 Tbsp
maple syrup2 Tbsp
reduced-calorie margarine1 Tbsp, melted
table salt½ tsp
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain potatoes and arrange them in a single layer in bottom of a shallow baking dish.
- Whisk together juice, sugar, syrup, margarine and salt; pour mixture over sweet potatoes.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then stir to coat potatoes with liquid and bake for 15 minutes more, until sauce is thick and bubbly. Stir once again before serving. Yields about 1 cup per serving.