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Sunshine Sweet Potatoes


A citrus-honey mixture enhances the flavor of sweet potatoes without adding extra fat. Try them with grilled pork chops, or they are a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

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  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Orange and lemon peel strips for garnish


Servings 6
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain sweet potatoes and cool.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash sweet potatoes until smooth.

In a small saucepan, combine honey, orange juice, orange peel, lemon peel, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; stir to melt honey. Remove from heat.

Stir honey mixture into sweet potatoes. Spoon mixture into a 1 quart casserole; smooth top.

Bake sweet potatoes until heated through, about 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with orange and lemon peel strips. Serve immediately.

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