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Sweet Potato Pear Bake

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


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


  • Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a 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 zest 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 366 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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