Candied Sweet Potatoes
Prepare steps 1 and 2 as above. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are glazed, stirring gently twice. Continue as above.
Candied Sweet Potatoes with Apples:
Prepare as above for step 1, except reduce sweet potatoes to 1-1/2 pounds (3 medium). In a 2-quart rectangular baking dish combine sweet potatoes and 1 1/2 cups sliced apple. Add the maple syrup, the melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon; stir gently to combine. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes and apples are glazed, stirring gently twice. Sprinkle with nuts; let stand 5 minutes before serving.