I keep preaching that sweet potatoes shouldn’t be covered in marshmallows, and that this delicious vegetable should be savory! However, every once in a while, it’s nice to toss them in a slightly sweet glaze and bake until tender. I use a small amount of sugar mixed with honey and naturally sweet orange juice. It’s fragrant and not too sweet to serve for dinner. It’s also really simple – just throw in a dish and bake!
1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
⅓ cup honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put the peeled/chopped sweet potatoes into a casserole pan (I use a 9×9 in glass dish).
Cut the orange in half and juice both halves. Whisk the orange juice with the brown sugar, honey, ginger, and salt. Pour this mixture over the sweet potatoes. Mix to coat all of the potatoes.
Put the orange rinds on top of the potatoes, cover everything with tin foil, and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil, stir the mixture, and cook for 20-25 minutes longer (until the potatoes are tender). Optional – you can broil the potatoes for the last 10 minutes – this will caramelize some of the glaze.