Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Spiced Sweet Potatoes (Yams) Recipe

•3 pounds (about 6 medium sized) red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams)
•1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
•1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
•1 Tbsp lemon juice
•2 teaspoons grated orange peel
•3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
•3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 400°F. Pierce sweet potatoes in several places with fork; place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced with fork, about 55 minutes. Cool slightly.
2 Cut the sweet potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp into large bowl; discard peel. Add brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, grated orange peel, ground cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg to sweet potato pulp. Using an electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth; season with salt and pepper.
Can be made a day ahead.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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