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Sweet Potato Bake

Our state produces a lot of oranges and raisins, which give this dish its unique flavor. The delicious sauce lifts sweet potatoes out of the ordinary.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and peeled
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then into 2-in. pieces. Place in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, sugar, raisins, butter, cornstarch and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes longer.
  • Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 246 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • mano_b78
    Nov 28, 2013

    I saw this recipe in the magazine about 7-years ago and it has become a family favorite ever since. We even served it at our wedding 5-years ago. I use 1 cup orange juice concentrate (was an oops originally that turned out) and Craisins rather then raisins because hubby hates raisins. I also omit the walnuts because kids don't like them and nuts can be optional. At every holiday this replaces sweet potato bake and we never have leftovers. Even family who swear they don't like sweet potatoes love this dish. Thank you for sharing this recipe with our family.

  • TLPA
    Dec 4, 2011

    Pretty good. I added 1 tsp cinnamon and doubled the raisins. Wondering if it would be good with apple juice instead of orange; might try that next time.

  • jglad
    Dec 27, 2010

    Really good and easy to make, as a short cut I used Schwans frozen Roasted Sweet Potatoes.