The Sweet in Sweet Potatoes…

Farm Girl Sweet Potatoes
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
6-8 medium size sweet potatoes

½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
2 tablespoons water
¼ cup chopped pecans
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes; cut into quarters or halves. In a large pot cover the potatoes with water and boil till tender. (A knife should slide through easily when done) Drain the potatoes and place in a 9×12 baking dish sprayed with cooking oil

In a small sauce pan over low to medium heat melt the butter; add the brown sugar and water; stir to dissolve; remove from heat and stir in spices. Pour the mixture over the potatoes; top with the honey and chopped pecans; cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes; remove cover and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes. Spoon some of the hot syrup over the top before serving.

Serves 8-10