Fruited Sweet Potato Casserole

8 medium yams or sweet potatoes, unpeeled
12-16 ounces dried mixed fruit ( depending on how much you like it )
1 cup fresh orange juice
6 tablespoons orange liqueur
¾ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons margarine
1 orange, thinly sliced, with peel
3 tablespoons apricot preserves, melted

Boil potatoes until they pierce easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain and peel when cool. Slice about ¼-inch thick and place in a 9 x 12-inch casserole that has been well coated with margarine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan, simmer the fruit with the orange juice, orange liqueur, spices, sugar and honey about 20 minutes, or until tender. Pour over the potatoes so that some of the fruit is arranged attractively on top. Dot with margarine and bake about 60 minutes, until soft and gooey.
When almost done, place orange slices on top and brush with apricot preserves. Bake about 10 minutes more.

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