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    Self-Candying Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

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    2 hrs 10 mins

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    2 hrs

    Heather3271's Note:

    I have been a long-time disliker of sweet potatoes. David (being Southern) loves them. However, all that butter and sugar aren't overly conducive to a heart-healthy diet. Then, my MIL saved the day with this recipe. She showed me how to prepare this naturally heart-healthy veggie so that they would candy themselves. Incredible! I just had to try them on her last visit, and they were just to die for--or live for! Fat-free, sugar-free, and GUILT-free; and they couldn't be any easier to make! I can't wait to see if y'all like them as much as our family does.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. 2
      Thoroughly wash sweet potatoes; pat dry with paper towel.
    3. 3
      Prick each potato several times with a fork (about every 1").
    4. 4
      Wrap each potato well in aluminum foil and line baking sheet with foil.
    5. 5
      Place potatoes on baking sheet. They should not touch but can be close together.
    6. 6
      Bake potatoes for 2 hours.
    7. 7
      Remove from oven. Carefully remove foil, and serve immediately. Top with butter, if desired.
    8. 8
      NOTES: Toward the end of the baking time, the potatoes may begin to leak their juices. This is okay (and why we line our baking sheet with foil). David & I never use the butter, but the kids love it.
    9. 9
      For Vegan do not use the butter.

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    Nutritional Facts for Self-Candying Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 111.8
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 71.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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