Sweet Potato Orange Cups Recipe
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Sweet Potato Orange Cups Recipe

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Serve this refreshingly sweet side dish to your guests in separate cups you craft…from oranges! All you have to do is cut oranges in half, scoop out the fruit and fill the peel with the sweet potato mixture. It's a hit among our family and friends. —Melonie Bowers, Sugarcreek, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes (2 to 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 large oranges, halved
  • 32 additional miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

401 calories: 1 each, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 9g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, concentrate, sugar, cream and butter on low speed until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup marshmallows and pecans; set aside.
  3. Remove pulp from oranges, leaving a shell. (Discard pulp or save for another use.) Spoon sweet potato mixture into shells. Place four marshmallows on top of each.
  4. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Orange Cups in Country Woman November/December 1997, p10

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Vicki Estes
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"We made these over the holidays, the kids loved them too, they were very light tasting."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Very easy to make and the company we had for Christmas just raved about the presentation and the taste was refreshing. I gave out severl copies of the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"These were absolutely yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"I have been making this for years using some orange peel in the sweet potato mixture and some orange juice. If you heat the filling and fill the orange shells at the last minute, they only take enough time in the oven to melt the marshmallows. Be sure you oranges are the freshest you can obtain. Tip: Use the scooped out orange pulp for ambrosia, Yum!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"I made these once and the oil from the orange peel made the sweet potatoes very bitter What did I do wrong?"

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