Candied Sweet Potatoes (Southern Style) Recipe

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Candied Sweet Potatoes (Southern Style)

6 medium sweet potatoes (cut in half)
3/4 cup water
2 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup broken pecans or walnut

Put water, sugar and butter in a casserole on a very low heat to simmer. Peel and boil potatoes. When tender, transfer them to the syrup and add nuts. Bake in moderate oven (300 degrees) for 30 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.