Candied Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in vegetables | 0 comments

Sweet potatoes are one of my very favorite foods.  Besides being a beautiful color when cooked, they are also a very healthy energy source and packed full of nutrients. I have such fond memories of Thanksgivings with the most delicious and rich candied yams, made with butter, brown sugar, and of course lots of browned marshmallows on top.  This year, I decided to try a bit healthier version of my favorite treat.  It hit the spot for me and my family, and I hope you enjoy it too!

Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • 10 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup mild olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl.  Spoon mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.  Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until the sweet potatoes are soft.  When serving, spoon the sweet sauce at the bottom over the sweet potatoes.  Enjoy!

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