Baked Yams with Lime and Honey

YIELD: 8 servings


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.