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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Yield 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • Yam Variation

How to Make It

  1. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water to cover 35 to 40 minutes or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel, and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, and pecans. Arrange a layer of potatoes in a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture over potatoes. Repeat layers. Add water, and sprinkle with orange rind. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.

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