MMMmonday - Quick and easy Honey Sweet Potatoes and a linky!

This is a yummy side dish that can be made year round in the microwave!

Honey Sweet Potatoes (from

1-1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/3 cup honey

Pare and quarter the sweet potatoes. Combine sweet potatoes and 1/3 cup orange juice in 2-quart microwave-safe baking dish; sprinkle with ginger and nutmeg. Dot with butter. Cover and microwave on High 7 to 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring halfway through cooking time.
In 2-cup measure, combine cornstarch with remaining orange juice and honey. Microwave at High 2 minutes or until thickened; stir every 30 seconds. Drain liquid from sweet potatoes into honey mixture. Microwave at High 1 minute. Pour sauce over sweet potatoes and microwave at High 1 minute more or until sweet potatoes are thoroughly heated. Makes 4 servings.

My notes - I cut back to less than 1/4 cup of honey because I don't like my sweet potatoes as sweet as this recipe makes them, I also added a bit of fresh ground pepper and increased the ginger a little... great quick side dish recipe though!

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