Citrus Sweet Potatoes

For a more intense flavor, bake whole sweet potatoes, instead of boiling them, at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


5 to 6 medium-size sweet potatoes (about 3 1/2 lb.)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces.

2. Bring potatoes and water to cover to a boil in a large saucepan, and cook 12 minutes or until tender.

3. Drain and return potatoes to pan. Add remaining ingredients. Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.

Note: To make ahead, spoon mashed potato mixture into a large baking dish; cover and keep warm in a 350° oven up to 1 hour.

November 2006
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