Sweet Potato Pear Casserole Recipe

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“This is an old standby that’s always good,” Miriam Lavella assures from Kersey, Pennsylvania. The comforting side dish prepared with pears and raisins is not only quick to fix but has a delectable flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons pear juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, cubed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 3 medium firm pears, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 148 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Pierce sweet potatoes and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 13-15 minutes or until tender. Cool. Peel and cut into 1/4-in. slices; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the orange juice and pear juice until smooth. Stir in butter and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in raisins.
  3. In an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, layer half of the sweet potatoes, pears and sauce. Repeat layers. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until pears are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pear Bake in Light & Tasty October 2005, p55

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 221317
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"This recipe was a surprise! Tasty side dish for fall/winter that went well with pork or beef. Hubby loved the orange sauce. I used a drained can of pears as I didn't have fresh ones. Apples would also work well if you didn't have pears."

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