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Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

 Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are such a nutritious vegetable and this recipe makes it absolutely delicious. The topping makes it irresistible.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (2 to 2-1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook sweet potatoes in boiling
  • water until tender but still hold their shape, about 5 minutes;
  • drain. Arrange in a buttered 2-qt. baking dish so slices overlap
  • slightly.
  • In a saucepan, combine juice, butter, sugar, syrup, peel and spices;
  • bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat
  • to medium; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over
  • potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine oats, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter

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Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This dish may be prepared 4-6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate the potatoes and topping separately. Sprinkle topping over potatoes just before baking. Bake for 35-40 minutes.