Ama B used to make this for Thanksgiving. I don't make it because your dad isn't crazy about apricots, but it is delicious.
6 Sweet potatoes, peeled & quartered
1 1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 can drained apricots, juice reserved
1/2 C chopped pecans
1 1/2 Tbl cornstarch
1 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup apricot juice
2 tbl butter
Cut potatoes in half and place in buttered dish with apricots and pecans. Dissolve cornstarch in apricot juice. Combine all remaining ingredients and cook, stirring constantly over high heat until thick. Pour over potatoes and bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.