Orange Candied Yams


Orange Candied Yams

3 medium yams (1 ½ cups)                                         ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed                             ¼ tsp. orange peel, grated

2 tsp. flour                                                                   1 tbsp. margarine

¼ tsp. salt                                                                    ½ cup orange juice

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350°F.  Cut yams in half and boil until tender (about 20 minutes).  When cooled, peel and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices.  In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.  Place half of the yam slices in a medium-sized baking dish.  Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture and dot with half of the margarine.  Add the second layer of yam slices and the remaining ingredients in the same order as before.  Add orange juice.  Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Each serving provides 126 calories, 1 gram protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 2.5 grams fat, 120 milligrams sodium, 2 grams