Candied Sweet Potatoes

9
9
4
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Add a little holiday cheer with candied sweet potatoes. Ours are sugary-sweet with fewer calories per serving.

Ingredients

uncooked sweet potato(es)

2 large, about 2 lbs, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 2-inch thick pieces

unsweetened orange juice

¼ cup(s)

packed light brown sugar

2 Tbsp

maple syrup

2 Tbsp

reduced-calorie margarine

1 Tbsp, melted

table salt

½ tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. 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.
  3. Whisk together juice, sugar, syrup, margarine and salt; pour mixture over sweet potatoes.
  4. 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.

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