Citrus Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Citrus Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. "When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner," recalls Pauline Kelley of St. Peters, Missouri. "We've been married more than 40 years and he thinks I can make it almost as good as Mom did."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 93 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in orange juice concentrate and lemon peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are heated through and sauce is bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Sweet Potatoes in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p34

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jmkasprak 217485
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"This was a different way to prepare sweet potatoes."

Ceege 130118
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Can this be prepared ahead and frozen. Then baked day of serving? Thanks"

bubba78236 142263
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. Even the ones that don't care for sweet potatoes!!"

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