Lemon Sweet Potatoes

Honestly, I dreamed of these: sweet, tart, and oh-so-lemony, these are soooo good I could eat the whole thing myself.

Serves 8 to 10.

8 sweet potatoes, peeled, if desired, and cut in thick rounds
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the sweet potatoes in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Place the butter, sugar, water, salt, and lemon zest and juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Pour the sugar syrup over the sweet potatoes, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 30 minutes.

3. Remove the foil and pour all the liquid into a bowl. Pour the liquid back over the sweet potatoes, return the pan to oven, and cook uncovered until the sweet potatoes are caramelized and bubbly, about 30 additional minutes.

From Warehouse to Your House: More than 250 Simple, Spectacular Recipes to Cook, Store, and Share When You Buy in Quantity (Simon & Schuster, 2006)