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By Craig Claiborne
Preheat oven to moderate (350°F.).
Parboil the sweet potatoes for fifteen minutes; peel and slice them. Place in a buttered one-and-one-half-quart round baking dish.
Make a syrup by combining sugar, salt, butter, water and spices and boiling for three minutes. Pour syrup over potatoes.
Bake for one and one-quarter hours, basting frequently.
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