Oven-Roasted Spicy-Sweet Sweet Potatoes

"For those who like their sweet potatoes a little less sweet."
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F Line a roasting pan large enough to contain your potato pieces.
  • Mix butter, honey, lime juice, chile powder, cumin and cayenne together.
  • Coat sweet potatoes with butter/honey/spice mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper. Empty into prepared roasting pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes; give potatoes a stir to redistribute and recoat with liquid.
  • Bake 20 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender all the way through when pierced with the tip of a knife.

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  1. These had a lovely kick to them that snuck up on us (at first, I mostly tasted the lime juice and some slight sweetness from the honey, but then the spice came out). We love sweet potatoes in my house, and this was a nice spicy change of pace from the usual baked ones I make. I used chipotle chile powder and desert mesquite honey for this, and it was perfect. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT5 Mexico
  2. Chomp...chomp...chomp. Where are my manners...wonderful! Made for Gluten-Free Recipe Tag.
  3. I cut like skinny french fries and baked a little less time. YUM! I did scale the recipe back. Thanks Evelyn! Made for the Epicurean Queens, ZWT 2009.
  4. I like these 'tatters any way I can get them (usually!), & this one is no exception ~ VERY, VERY TASTY! I cut the recipe in half (& cut the chili powder by a third!) & that was just right for us! This is definitely a recipe worth keeping around! [Tagged, made & reviewed while in Mexico during ZWT5]
  5. Excellent! This has honey but the sweetness isn't overpowering. I used 2 sweet potatoes but decreased the recipe's sauce by 1/2, not 1/3. The potatoes absorbed all the sauce, so it worked out just right. Thanks for posting!


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