No one gets excited about sweet potatoes in my house. Darn them. I keep trying. This however is a tasty choice in my opinion-though do cut down on the corn syrup and add more orange juice (1/4 cup is good). You just don’t need that much corn syrup!
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
6 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon orange juice
3/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 or 4 orange slices, cut in half
Pare and halve sweet potatoes. Add boiling water and salt. Simmer in covered skillet until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain off liquid, leaving 1/4 cup in skillet. Dot potatoes with butter. Combine remaining ingredients. Add to potatoes.
Cook uncovered over low heat until glazed, about 15 minutes-baste frequently, turn potatoes once. Makes 6 servings.
Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book, 1959