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Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
For a more intense flavor, bake whole sweet potatoes, instead of boiling them, at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

  4. 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.