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Apricot Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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Ingredients

3 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut up
1 cup packed brown sugar
5 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup apricot nectar
1/2 cup hot water
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

Place sweet potatoes in a 9x13-inch baking dish and set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Stir in apricot nectar, water and orange peel. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and pecans. Pour over sweet potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield 8-10 servings.

Charlene Hermiston
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