Fruited Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Fruited Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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In Cape May Court House, New Jersey, Nancy Zimmerman dresses up convenient canned sweet potatoes and apricot halves with brown sugar and cinnamon. "This fast-to-fix-side dish is delicious with a ham dinner," she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) sweet potatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) apricot halves
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 192 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Drain sweet potatoes and apricots, reserving 1/2 cup syrup from each. If desired, cut apricots into fourths. Place potatoes and apricots in a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and reserved syrup; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat; pour over potatoes and apricots. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Sweet Potatoes in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p8

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