Sweet Potato Pear Bake

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."
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1 h servings
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  1. Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a mixing 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.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange peel and remaining butter. Cook until heated through. Drizzle half over pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture. bake 15 minutes longer. Fill pear halves with cranberry sauce.


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  1. 16 Ratings

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I made this in a round pan with the pears in a circle. It made for a stunning presentation. It also tasted delicious. A bit of a hassle, but worth it!

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Sweet potato, pear, nutmeg, etc. is a creative and awesome combination of tastes. I'm not particularly happy with the presentation though - there must be a better arrangement with fresh pears,...

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I made this in a round pan with the pears in a circle. It made for a stunning presentation. It also tasted delicious. A bit of a hassle, but worth it!

I make this version of sweet potatoes for the holidays instead of the candied ones covered with marshmallows. This version is healthier and displays nicely. I also like the more natural taste of...

my husband who hates anything related to sweet potatoes loved this recipe! i substituted 1 tbs oj for the peel because i didnt have any fresh. i also doubled glaze and poured over the entire dis...

This recipe could have easily been a 5! I only rated this a 4 because I liked my version better (less prep). I tweaked this recipe using: 4 cans pineapple-orange sweet potatoes mashed with 3 T. ...

I'm happy to be the first to rate this recipe....it is delicious! What an interesting (and slightly sweet) combination. I put a little extra cranberry sauce on it because I like that. It's a g...

This was fantastic! My modifications: reduced the butter and brown sugar by 1 Tbsp each, used 3 ripe, peeled, halved pears, apple cider in place of pear juice, and added the cranberry sauce befo...

This was delicious, just as written. My guests gobbled it up!

I loved this (used the white sweet potatoes).

This has become a 'must have' for our turkey dinners. I make this with the 'cranberry sauce extraordinaire' also from this site and the results are fabulous. Even my kids who do not like swee...

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