Healthier Choices Candied Sweet Potatoes

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

I grew up eating candied yams, the kind smothered in brown sugar and corn syrup. So this is as close as I've gotten so far to that yumminess but without all the sugar.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

4-5 medium
yams
13 1/2 oz
jar sugar free apricot jelly
1/4 tsp
orange zest
1 tsp
cinnamon
pinch
nutmeg
pinch
cloves
1/4 c
unsalted butter
1/4 c
chopped nuts

Step-By-Step

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1Par-boil yams till slightly tender, about 25 min. Do this a day ahead of time and refrigerate, or let cool if doing the same day you need them.

2Remove skin, using a fork and dragging it down the potato is an easy way to do this.

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3Place jelly, butter, orange zest and spices in small saucepan, warm to melt. Stir to combine.

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4Slice potatoes into rounds about 1/2" thick. Layer in a 9" baking dish or cast iron skillet using half of the potatoes, pour half the glaze on, then layer the other half and pour remaining glaze on and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

5Bake 375° for about 30 min. with lid on, remove lid and bake 15 or so min. longer. When you can insert a knife or fork without resistance, potatoes are done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy