Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

8 cups cubed, peeled sweet potato (about 3 pounds)

4 cups water

1/4 cup lemon sections (about 1 large lemon, I use a grapefruit spoon to section the fruit from the membrane)

1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed

3 tablespoons maple syrup (use the real stuff, not the imitation stuff)

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dash of salt

1.) Combine sweet potatoes, water and lemon sections in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook for 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove sweet potatoes from pan, using a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid.

2.) Bring cooking liquid to a boil and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup, or about 15 minutes.

3.) Stir in brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt.

4.) Stir in sweet potatoes and cook until thoroughly heated.

(This can be prepared a day or two in advance and reheated in the oven or microwave right before serving.)

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