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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I am not a big fan of overly sweet side dishes, but my family likes them and I always get requests for variations on candied sweet potatoes for those who just cannot get enough of them - particularly during the holidays. This recipe will satisfy even the sweetest tooth, while still being a bit different and full of rich flavor. You can used canned sweet potatoes if you must - four 16. oz cans will work in place of the fresh sweet potatoes. And if you cannot get maple sugar, brown sugar can be used with excellent results. The one thing you cannot substitute is the maple syrup - use genuine maple syrup and not maple flavored pancake syrup for the best results. This dish can be made a day ahead and reheated in the oven or microwave.

10 sweet potatoes (about 3 1/2 pounds), cooked, peeled, and sliced
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup apple cider
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons maple sugar

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and grease a large casserole dish. Place the sweet potato slices in the prepared casserole. In a small saucepan mix the syrup, cider, butter, and salt and bring to a full boil. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes, basting the potatoes every 15 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the potatoes and return to the oven. Bake until the syrup is thick (about 15 more minutes).

Makes 12 servings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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