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Citrus Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Citrus Sweet Potatoes Recipe

A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner. We've been married more than 40 years, and he thinks I can make it almost as good as Mom did. —Pauline Kelley of St. Peters, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • 1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in orange juice concentrate and lemon peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are heated through and sauce is bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 93 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 217485
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"This was a different way to prepare sweet potatoes."

Ceege User ID: 730520 130118
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Can this be prepared ahead and frozen. Then baked day of serving? Thanks"

bubba78236 User ID: 245751 142263
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. Even the ones that don't care for sweet potatoes!!"

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