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Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Description:  Here is a sweet potato recipe sure to please everyone in the family who has a sweet tooth. Try cooking this on a cool fall evening, when there's a chill in the air.

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes

  • 2/3 cups sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Preparation Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Peel sweet potatoes.

  3. Cut each sweet potato in half, lengthwise.

  4. Arrange potatoes in an ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  5. In a small saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, salt and orange peel.

  6. Slowly stir in orange juice.

  7. Turn on heat.

  8. Add butter. Cook glaze stirring constantly, until the mixture boils and thickens.

  9. Pour orange glaze mixture over sweet potatoes.

  10. Cover and bake for1 hour, basting occasionally.

Note: This recipe goes excpetionally well with pork or ham.

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