We love the fact that eating this “vegetable” means indulging in a sweet treat complete with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. Definitely a popular side item in the Cafe, caramel sweet potatoes are extremely easy to make on your own to help tide you over between visits to the Loveless.
Loveless Cafe’s Caramel Sweet Potatoes
6-8 Medium Sweet Potatoes
1.5 cups Brown Sugar, lightly packed
1 cup Orange Juice Concentrate
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 stick Butter
Peel and chop sweet potatoes into large cubes. In a bowl, blend the brown sugar and thawed orange juice concentrate. Once combined, coat sweet potatoes and place in an oven-safe dish. Cover with pats of butter and sprinkle cinnamon on top and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1.5-2 hours until potatoes are very soft.
Recipe note: You may substitute granulated sugar for brown sugar if you wish to keep the color of the dish a more bright orange color instead of the darkening it with brown sugar.