3 lbs sweet potatoes/yams, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 c water
1/4 - 1/2 c orange juice
3 TBS butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 TBS dark brown sugar (or more to taste)
Preheat oven to 375*.
Place cut sweet potatoes in large glass casserole dish; pour water over. Cover & microwave on high 3-5 minutes (I have an old microwave & go 5) to give the baking time a head start.
Place in preheated oven & bake, covered, for 1 & 1/4 hours or until sweet potatoes are soft. Remove from oven, add remaining ingredients; mash until smooth & well blended, adding more orange juice until desired consistency is reached.
Return uncovered casserole to oven for an additional 10 minutes to heat through.
*May also bake at 350 for 1 & 1/2 hours or until soft.