4 1/2 lb Sweet potatoes or yams 10 tb Unsalted butter; at room -temperature 1 c Apple cider 1 c Orange juice 1/2 c Packed light brown sugar 1 tb Packed light brown sugar 1 sm Cinnamon stick 2 Allspice berries Salt; to taste Freshly-ground black pepper; - to taste
Scrub sweet potatoes and place in saucepan. Cover with cold water and heat to boil. Cook just until barely tender and still firm, about 25 to 35 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.