Sweet Potatoes, CandiedSweet Potatoes, Candied
From All-Creatures.org Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Sweet Potatoes, Candied
3 lbs. Sweet Potatoes
1 cup Apple Juice
2/3 cup Dates, pitted
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground

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Candied sweet potatoes are a delightful treat for Thanksgiving or any other festive meal. Preparation time is about 15 minutes, and baking time is about 15-20 minutes if cooked in a microwave oven. Leftovers can be stored in the covered baking dish or in another covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut them into bite sized cubes and place them in a covered baking dish that can be used in either a microwave oven or in an conventional oven.  Sprinkle on the cinnamon.

Place the apple juice and dates in the container of a high speed blender, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the dates and apple juice are creamy smooth.

Sweet Potatoes, Candied
Pour the apple juice and date mixture over the sweet potatoes and mix well.  Cover the baking dish and place in the over to bake.  Bake in the microwave oven on "high" (cooking time is about 15-20 minutes).  Bake in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F. (cooking time about 30-40 minutes).  Mix occasionally to insure uniform cooking.  When the sweet potatoes are tender, remove from the oven.  (If the apple date mixture has not thickened and coated the sweet potatoes, as shown in the photo, leave the lid off the baking dish for the last 5 minutes of baking time to allow the excess liquid to boil off, and mix again before serving.)

Serve and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!