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Orange Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Orange Sweet Potatoes Recipe

"Seconds are common once folks try these wonderfully satisfying sweet potatoes—they're smothered with a cinnamon-orange sauce and dotted with walnuts," writes Bonnie Baumgardner from her home in Sylva, North Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain. When potatoes are cool, peel and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Arrange in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the orange juice, honey, butter, water and orange peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in walnuts.
  • 3. Pour mixture over the potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.