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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake

This is an easy dish to prepare and is a perfect addition to that special holiday meal. The topping is flavorful and gives a nice contrast of textures. —Pam Holloway, Marion, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • TOPPING:
  • 12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook just 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Mash potatoes with butter. Add marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and ginger. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Toss cookie crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 293 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Cheryl
    Nov 13, 2019

    This dish sounds delicious! Has anyone made it using crumbled, gluten free oatmeal cookies on top?

  • Gramma Amy
    Apr 1, 2019

    Love the hint of orange in these sweet potatoes. I chose to use my regular brown sugar and pecan topping instead of the cookie topping. Will make this again.

  • Pamela
    Nov 14, 2018

    Made this last Thanksgiving and plan on making it again this year. Everyone loved it...even those who don’t care for sweet potatoes said it was great. Try it...you won’t be disappointed!

  • Mrsatj
    Nov 8, 2018

    This was a wonderful change from the usual sweet potato casserole. I made it according to recipe except used apple pie spice instead of ginger. Family is not fond of ginger. Highly recommend this recipe.

  • 2124arizona
    May 8, 2017

    This was a hit at our friends holiday get-together! The crust oatmeal cookies were deliciously different!!

  • mamamarie
    Nov 12, 2013

    Different, but tasty. Did not put in ginger and sprinkled some bread crumbs on top instead of the oatmeal cookiess.

  • Queenlalisa
    Nov 11, 2013

    Very tasty. Will make again.

  • ticu
    May 6, 2012

    very good and tasty

  • Hannah0418
    Oct 10, 2011

    i usually make the sweet potato bake with the cranberry pretzel topping for our family gatherings. made this for thanksgiving yesterday for something different. it was good - but not as colorful and festive as the other dish. nice flavor though.