Colorful Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake Recipe
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Colorful Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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Sweet potatoes and tart cranberries are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate in this appealing side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups granola without raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 249 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes; cut into 1-in. pieces. Combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice and salt; place half in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with half of the sweet potatoes. Repeat layers. Dot with butter. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Uncover and sprinkle with granola; return to the oven for 10 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p25

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"I wanted a way to fit in cranberries to my Thanksgiving dinner but I do not like most cranberry items. This was an excellent way to get them in and flavor was liked by everyone. I would definatly make again."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"Super easy-loved the cranberry flavor."

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