This is a colorful and classic recipe that smells divine. The cinnamon sticks and oranges with the sweet potatoes make an appealing dish. You can cut back on the sugar if you want it to be a little less sweet.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare casserole dish with cooking spray. In baking dish, place sweet potato slices, overlapping and slightly upright and covering the dish. In saucepan, place butter, sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and salt. Cook until sugar is dissolved and then add oranges. Pour over sweet potatoes. Cover and place in oven and cook for 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook for about 20 more minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
Garnet sweet potatoes are often called “yams.” They are dark red to purple in color with a deep orange flesh. They are my favorite to use in pies, cakes or breads.