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Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


8 medium-size sweet potatoes (about 4 lbs.)
2 Tablespoons grated orange rind
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt


Place washed sweet potatoes in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover.  Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.  Let cool to touch; peel potatoes, and cut into -inch-thick slices.  Arrange slices in a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish.


Combine orange rind and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute.  Pour mixture over sweet potato slices.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.  Yield:  8 to 10 servings.


Note:  Potatoes may be prepared ahead.  Prepare as directed above, do not bake.  Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.  Remove from refrigerator; let stand, covered, 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake as directed above.