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Pineapple Sweet Potato Bake

 Pineapple Sweet Potato Bake
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the sane without this fruity casserole. I think you'll agree it's an attractive addition to any autumn meal.
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 large sweet potato (about 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • Ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven or large kettle and cover with
  • water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45
  • minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel and cut each
  • potato lengthwise into quarters; cut each quarter into two or three
  • wedges. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Sprinkle pineapple over potatoes.
  • In a saucepan. combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the reserved
  • pineapple juice until blended. Add butter. Bring to a boil; cook and
  • stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Pour over potatoes and pineapple. Top with cherries; sprinkle with
  • cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until
  • heated through. Yield: 8 servings.