Dutch Oven Candied Yams
3 1/2 to 4 pounds orange sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 Tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 Tsp ground cloves
1/4 Tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs pure vanilla extract
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes to 1/2 inch thick and arrange in a well oiled 10 inch Dutch oven.
Melt the butter in a medium size sauce pan. Add white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Give it all a good mix. Add the vanilla extract and give it another good mix.
Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
Bake at 350 degrees using 7 coals beneath and 14 coals on top for 1 hour. After 30 minutes remove the lid and baste the sweet potatoes using a turkey baster. Continue baking for another 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Serve and enjoy.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Adapted for the Dutch oven from a recipe found on iheartrecopes.com. The original recipe appears at http://www.iheartrecipes.com/baked-candied-yams-soul-food/