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Contemporary Candied Yams

Candied Yams
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup orange juice, preferably freshly-squeezed
  2. ¼ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon, or more, to taste
  4. Pinch of nutmeg
  5. 2 tablespoons vegan buttery spread such as Earth Balance, melted
  6. 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick
  7. ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans for topping, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the last two in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add the sliced potatoes and stir well, then transfer to a shallow 1½ -quart round or 9- by 13-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake, covered, until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 40 minutes.
  5. Stir once or twice during that time to distribute the liquid over the potatoes.
  6. Don't worry if the potatoes break apart. If desired, sprinkle the nuts over the sweet potatoes at this time.
  7. Bake uncovered for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until the glaze thickens. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.
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Here’s a lightened version of the American holiday classic, candied yams, featuring sweet potatoes sweetened with orange juice and gently spiced with cinnamon

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