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Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

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"This sweet potatoes recipe is made even sweeter with orange juice, cinnamon and marshmallows."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a 10x6 inch shallow baking dish and pour orange juice over.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix together and cut in margarine. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows and broil until browned.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2006

This was a really good recipe. I used fresh potatoes instead of canned for a change and it turned out great. I brought it to Thanksgiving last year for my in-laws and my mother-in-law just informed me that I'm bringing it again. Even the people who said they didn't like sweet potatoes tried it and liked it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 04, 2003

I used real potatoes instead of canned ones. Although this recipe was good it tasted more like a desert to us than a potato side dish. It was very sweet!

Dec 22, 2005

I made these for Thanksgiving to take to a family member's house. Three other people ended up taking their own, and mine was the BEST one! I drained the potatoes, and added a little of the liquid after baking, before broiling. I didn't sprinkle them with marshmallows, but covered the entire top (I'm still a kid and love sweets). Everyone was asking what I did differently, why was theirs all mushy, and mine PERFECT! I was asked to make them for Christmas. This is the perfect, and quick way to make Sweet Potato Casserole. I made this on Thanksgiving day before going to the party, it is that quick!

Nov 15, 2006

I selected this recipe because I needed to make sweet potatoes for the "Fall Feast" at our daycare on a Tuesday at 6:30. I chose it specifically because the potatoes were canned and there were no nuts (day care). I DID drain the potatoes, and I think it's absolutely necessary, since you add orange juice. The texture was pleasing (not all whipped up and soufle-like) and the kids AND adults enjoyed it. Very sweet (they ARE sweet potatoes) and I think I might decrease the marshmallows next time. Really, really worked out well.

Apr 27, 2005

These are good enough to pass for a dessert. I too, was unsure if I should drain the yams, but I did. Good choice otherwise it likely would have been soupy. The OJ is a such a nice touch - I lightly mashed the yams and let them marinate a half hour to better absorb the flavor, if you're concerned about presentation just lightly score the yams. Next time I may try apricot nectar.

Dec 11, 2008

Taste just like Grandma use to make! I made this lastnight, with a pork roast and green beans, turned out so good. I used fresh sweet potatos, baked them for 45 on 350, peeled the skin, then diced. I did everything else the same. My whole family loved it, including my six year old son who hates everything!!

Nov 25, 2006

My husband loved these and he doesn't even like sweet potatoes! I used 1/2 sugar and 1/2 brown sugar.

Dec 15, 2003

Wasn't sure if the sweet potatoes had to be drained, but I included the liquid. It was different and good. I probably would try again.


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  • Calories
  • 428 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.9 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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