Tropical Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Tropical Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Sweet potatoes take on a tropical twist with crushed pineapple mixed in. I add a crumb topping, which bakes to a pretty golden color, and a fresh pineapple garnish. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 large sweet potatoes (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch ground cloves

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  1. In a large saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  2. Peel the potatoes and place in a large bowl; mash. Add the pineapple, 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper; mix well.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine saltines, brown sugar, cloves and remaining butter; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p37

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murrell006 User ID: 2357453 46004
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"This was a different twist to sweet potatoes."

Anniemae418 User ID: 4811974 43268
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Made this for my family on Christmas and several people asked me for the recipe. It is very good and just sweet enough."

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