I cannot believe no one has rated this recipe...it is devine! I have given the recipe out to numerous people by request since it was in a "Christmas Southern Living" several years ago. I make it exactly as directed and it turns out wonderful. I may attempt making it a day ahead this year and reheating. The smell is fabulous...it'll put you in the Christmas spirit!
Candied Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Prepare these candied vegetables a day ahead and chill them; then when the ham's finished baking, reheat the vegetables just before serving.
Yield: 8 servings
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large Braeburn or other cooking apples, cored and cut into 1/2
- Cut sweet potatoes in half crosswise. Cook in boiling water to cover 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut crosswise into 1/2" slices.
- Combine brown sugar and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
- Layer sweet potato and apple slices in a greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Pour glaze over slices. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 1 hour or until potatoes are candied and glaze is thickened, basting with glaze after 30 minutes.
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