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Baked Yams with Lime and Honey

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3 yams, About 4 lbs.
1/2 cup Water
6 Tablespoons Honey
4 Tablespoons Unsalted butter, room temperature
Juice of 4 limes
1-1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash yams and place in a baking dish with the water. Bake until potatoes are soft when tested with a fork and skins are puffy, about 1-1/2 hours. Set aside to cool slightly. (Leave oven on.) When yams are cool enough to handle, peel and place in a medium baking dish. Add honey, butter, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir and mash well with a potato masher. Cover with foil and return to oven for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until heated through.

Makes 8 servings

Source: Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board