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Candied Yams

The natural sweetness of the potatoes is enhanced by maple syrup and aromatic spices and balanced by the heat in a scant pinch of cayenne.

The natural sweetness of the potatoes is enhanced by maple syrup and aromatic spices and balanced by the heat in a scant pinch of cayenne.

Servings
serving

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 3 Tbs. rice syrup
  • 3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Scant pinch cayenne
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kudzu

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400ûF. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks. In shallow 13 x 9-inch baking dish lined with aluminum foil, spread potatoes in single layer.
  2. In food processor or blender, combine syrups, orange juice, vanilla extract, ginger, tamari, cinnamon, cloves, salt, cayenne and kudzu. Process until smooth. Pour over potatoes; mix well.
  3. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Remove cover, stir well, and bake until potatoes are soft when pierced with fork or knife, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4 to 6
  • Calories 153
  • Carbohydrate Content 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 478 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g