I was watching Regis and Kelly one morning while on the treadmill and Joy Philbin was making her sweet potato recipe. I don't normally like sweet potato but this looked so good that I decided to try it on Thanksgiving. It was the best sweet potato recipe I've had so far.
4 Large Sweet Potatoes
1 Stick of Butter
1 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
½ Cup of Chopped Pecans
1 Tbsp. of Cornstarch
1 Cup of Orange Juice
3 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup
1/8 Tsp. Cloves
Cover potatoes in water and boil until tender, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove the potatoes and peel while still warm. Cut into ¼" slices and set aside. Peel, then slice the oranges into ¼" slices. Mix gently with potatoes.
Coat a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray and add the potato/orange mixture.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and pecans. Simmer 3 minutes. Pour sugar/pecan mixture over the top of the potato/orange mixture.
In a saucepan, mix the orange juice, cornstarch, maple syrup and cloves. Cook and stir until thick. Pour over potatoes and bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
(Serves 4-6 as a side dish)