RECIPE FROM "THE
SWEET POTATOES WITH PECANS
3 pounds sweet potatoes*
1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Pierce potatoes several times with a fork; place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until tender; cool slightly.
Peel potatoes, and mash with a potato masher. Stir in butter and next 5 ingredients; spoon into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with pecans, and bake 10 more minutes.
It will cut your baking time by one-third if you pre-cook potatoes
in the microwave for 15 minutes, turning once, before baking in oven.