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Cinnamon-Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

November 21, 2010

Since we make the same traditional Sweet Potato Casserole every year on Thanksgiving, I thought I would try something a little bit different. These Cinnamon-Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes came out wonderful. My 3 kids went nuts over them and finished them off before I could get a second helping. These are super easy to prepare, much easier than the traditional casserole I usually prepare. They are a perfect side dish for your holiday (or weeknight) dinner. This recipe is a wonderful recipe for Thanksgiving, or anytime with steak, pork or chicken. If your kids don’t normally eat sweet potatoes, have them try these.

Cinnamon-Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place sweet potatoes , overlapping slightly in a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.

2. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Add brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and orange zest. Cook 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove cinnamon sticks and pour mixture over sweet potatoes.

3. Cover sweet potatoes and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and cook 20 to 25 minutes more or until sweet potatoes are tender and the top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



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10 Responses to “Cinnamon-Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes”
Terri says:
November, 21 2010at 12:14 pm
I can't wait to try this one. This looks fantastic and I think my kids would love this!
Sarah Beth says:
November, 21 2010at 12:15 pm
I am bookmarking this one now!
Missy says:
November, 21 2010at 10:34 am
Omg. These look incredible. A must-try
November, 22 2010at 04:40 am
I must have channeled you last night! i was thinking of ways i could make the usual veggies a bit different every now and them just to mix it up a bit! what about sprinkling them with almond flakes for a little crunch in the last 5 minutes? perfect alison.
November, 22 2010at 10:12 am
These were delicious. It was like eating candy. I hope we have them again Thursday (hint hint) :) Jon
Tracy says:
November, 22 2010at 10:13 am
What a perfect, simple side dish for Thanksgiving dinner! Love it!
Harriet says:
November, 22 2010at 11:25 am
Love the simplicity of this one
Lisa says:
November, 22 2010at 11:26 am
These look incredible Alison! Awesome recipe!
Maria says:
November, 22 2010at 11:34 am
I love the orange glaze!
Nancy says:
November, 23 2010at 12:25 pm
This looks really awesome. I will make this and enjoy it!

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