These sweet potatoes are a perfect side-dish to any holiday meal. With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I'd share this family favorite. This dish is one that's sure to please.
-Oven-safe pan or baking dish.
Serving Size: Feeds 6 comfortably.
-6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sections (see pics below).
-1/2 cup packed light brown sugar.
-1/2 cup pure maple syrup.
-1/4 cup unsalted butter (4 tablespoons).
-The zest and juice of 1 orange.
-1/4 cup unsulphured molasses.
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
-1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celcius).
-In a large saucepan place your sweet potatoes and pour in enough water to cover the potatoes. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes for 25 mins, partially covered till potatoes are fork-tender, but not mushy.
-Arrange the sweet potatoes in a baking dish that can go from the oven to the table or an oven-safe pan.
-As the potatoes cook, start the syrup that will go over your sweet potatoes. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, orange zest, salt and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
-Once your potatoes are fork-tender, drain them in a colander and arrange them either in a baking disk or an oven-safe pan.
- Pour the syrup over the sweet potatoes.
-Cover your baking dish or pan with aluminum foil, place your baking dish/ oven-safe pan in the center rack of your oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are well glazed, basting often with the syrup.
-To serve, spoon the syrup over the potatoes.