Sherried Sweet Potatoes With Pecans


Serves 6


6 sweet potatoes

1/2 cup honey

1 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

1/3 cup sherry

1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons margarine, or butter


Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water until they are tender. Peel and cut in thick slices. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the honey, orange juice, orange rind and sherry.


Place a layer of sweet potatoes in a baking dish, cover it with some of the honey mixture and sprinkle generously with pecans. Repeat layers of potatoes, liquid and pecans until the casserole is filled.


Pour the remaining juice over the top, sprinkle with nuts and dot with butter. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, or until the juice has been absorbed by the potatoes and the top is browned.


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