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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

This is an easy dish to prepare and is a perfect addition to that special holiday meal. The topping is flavorful and gives a nice contrast of textures. —Pam Holloway, Marion, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook just 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. Mash potatoes with butter. Add marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and ginger. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Toss cookie crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the top.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 293 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.