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Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.

Makes

12 servings

A mild orange glaze lets the taste of sweet potatoes shine through in this nut-topped side dish. When I was dating my husband, my mother would make this whenever he'd come over for Sunday dinner. We've been married more than 40 years, and he thinks I can make it almost as well as Mom did. —Pauline Kelley, St. Peters, Missouri
Citrus Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in orange juice concentrate and lemon zest. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are heated through and sauce is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 93 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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