North Carolina ranks No. 1 in sweet potatoes, growing more than any other state. In fact, in 2014 North Carolina produced nearly 1.6 billion pounds of sweet potatoes.
And best of all, not only is this dish packed with nutrients, it comes in at under 300 calories a serving.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Combine sugar, orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl; mix well. Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into halves lenthwise and then into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange 1 layer sweet potatoes in 10×15-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with a small amount of sugar mixture and lemon juice. Dot with margarine. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices.
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