Special Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Special Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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THIS DISH is quick to prepare, but to save time, I'll often boil the sweet potatoes in advance, then complete the recipe the next day. Orange juice and cinnamon are wonderful for enhancing the flavor of sweet potatoes. This classic recipe is great during the holidays. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water for 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Drizzle with orange juice and dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes. Top with marshmallows. Bake 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Special Sweet Potatoes in Reminisce Extra December 1999, p47

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