Yum! Candied sweets! Also called candied yams, this delicious dish makes veggies so fun to eat. I got this recipe from my cousin who makes this for her family for the holidays. The citrus flavor from the orange juice is a great addition. I also made a few tiny changes the second time I made this dish. I have applied these changes and the original recipe here:
Serves 8 to 10.
- 2-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- ½ cup pure maple syrup (or karo syrup)
- 3 TB unsalted butter
- 1-1/2 tsp ground ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger, + 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)
- Salt, to taste
- Miniature marshmallows
- brown sugar
1. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces; cook in boiling, salted water until very tender about15 minutes. Drain well; remove to a bowl.
Mash with remaining ingredients (except marshmallows and brown sugar) while the potatoes are hot.
Spoon into an oven-to-table dish. (Can be refrigerated for later)
Top with brown sugar. Place in 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, dot with marshmallows, if desired, until marshmallows turn a golden brown.