Sweet Potato Carrot Crisp Recipe

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Sweet potatoes take a different twist in this whipped side dish that pairs them with carrots. It's subtly sweet and has just a hint of garlic, while the nut and crumb topping adds a fun crunch to any holiday meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 111 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes and carrots until tender; drain. Cool slightly; place in a blender or food processor. Add orange juice, honey, butter, garlic, salt and cinnamon; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover, bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Carrot Crisp in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p29

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