Sweet Potato Orange Cups

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
Serve this refreshingly sweet side dish to your guests in separate cups you craft…from oranges! All you have to do is cut oranges in half, scoop out the fruit and fill the peel with the sweet potato mixture. It's a hit among our family and friends. —Melonie Bowers, Sugarcreek, Ohio
Sweet Potato Orange Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large sweet potatoes (2 to 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 large oranges, halved
  • 32 additional miniature marshmallows
  • Chopped pecans, toasted, optional


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook just until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, concentrate, sugar, cream and butter on low speed until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup marshmallows and pecans; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove pulp from oranges, leaving a shell. (Discard pulp or save for another use.) Spoon sweet potato mixture into shells. Place 4 marshmallows on top of each.
  4. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 20 minutes. If desired, top with toasted pecans.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sweet potato recipes like this one are excellent Christmas Eve dinner ideas. Pair sweet potatoes with grandma'sfavorite Christmas casseroles and your menu is just about complete.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 401 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 9g fiber), 6g protein.