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Sweet Potato Pear Bake

 Sweet Potato Pear Bake
A friend made this sweet potato recipe when I had dinner at her house. I liked it so much, I asked her to share the recipe with me.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves
  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 6 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice
  • or save for another use). In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, 3
  • tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg and reserved pear
  • juice. beat until combined. Spoon into a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt.
  • baking dish. Arrange pear halves onto top, cut side up.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange peel and remaining
  • butter. Cook until heated through. Drizzle half over pears. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining
  • honey mixture. bake 15 minutes longer. Fill pear halves with
  • cranberry sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 366 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 73 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.