Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

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Erika Glasco 0

"My father's mother made this every year for our Thanksgiving dinner. It is not Thanksgiving to me without this dish. I do not like the tartness of most cranberry dishes, and sweet potatoes can be bland by themselves. This dish combines both to make a great all-in-one dish. When I take this dish to another person's home, I bake the first time and add the yams, cover, and then wait to heat until I am at their house."
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55 m servings 218 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.3g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine cranberries, orange slices, sugar, pecans, orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace in a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until cranberries soften, about 30 minutes. Stir yams into cranberry mixture and continue baking until heated through, about 15 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The orange peel should be left on. In addition to slicing the orange, I also cut the slices into wedges. It helps the peels to soften more and makes for a better size for a bite.
  • Brandy can be substituted for the orange juice.
  • Sugar and spices may be mixed together first before adding to the rest of the ingredients to help the spices to be spread more evenly.
  • Fresh boiled yams or sweet potatoes may be substituted for canned.
  • The cranberry mix can also be microwaved before adding the yams, instead of baking in the oven. I am not sure on the time as I have never personally cooked it this way.



This was absolutely delicious. I used fresh cubed sweet potatoes and baked for over an hour...added some extra orange juice (used the juice from one orange) and cut the sugar back to about 2/3 ...

Of coarse I love this recipe! I could eat the whole thing myself!

Made this last Thanksgiving but only half the recipe. since the family doesn't really like sweet potatoes. It was gone before it made it half way around the table so this year, I am doubling t...

Super easy and tasty! New favorite for yams.

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