Fresh Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Fresh Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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These delicious potatoes from our Test Kitchen bring a great orange flavor to your plate. The delicate sweetness of the potato is fresh tasting, and a nice contrast from sticky-sweet, canned candied yams.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 147 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or just until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, bring the orange juice, butter, orange peel and pumpkin pie spice to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Drain sweet potatoes; return to pan. Pour glaze over potatoes and stir gently to coat. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p13

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bethma User ID: 4712638 76247
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"Needs brown sugar. juice makes it sour."

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