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Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
You'll need to peel and section a lemon for this dish. Take care to use only the flesh by removing the skinlike, white membrane from each section.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon sections (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Dash of salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 142
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 29.8 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 46 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Cook 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove sweet potatoes from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 12 minutes). Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Stir in sweet potatoes; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.