Sweet Potato Pear Bake Recipe

Sweet Potato Pear Bake Recipe
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Sweet Potato Pear Bake Recipe

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A friend made this sweet potato recipe when I had dinner at her house. I liked it so much, I asked her to share the recipe with me.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves
  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 6 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce

Directions

Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg and reserved pear juice. beat until combined. Spoon into a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Arrange pear halves onto top, cut side up.
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange peel and remaining butter. Cook until heated through. Drizzle half over pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture. bake 15 minutes longer. Fill pear halves with cranberry sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pear Bake in Country October/November 2002, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 366 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves
  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 6 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce
  1. Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg and reserved pear juice. beat until combined. Spoon into a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Arrange pear halves onto top, cut side up.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange peel and remaining butter. Cook until heated through. Drizzle half over pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture. bake 15 minutes longer. Fill pear halves with cranberry sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pear Bake in Country October/November 2002, p51

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