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Sweet Potato Oranges

"Sweet potatoes cooked in orange skins with a yummy topping! Very festive!"
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50 m servings 854 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 854 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 45.9 g
  • 71%
  • Carbs:
  • 110.1g
  • 36%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prepare oranges by cutting tops off, 1/4 to 1/2 inch down. Spoon out the flesh, leaving a shell.
  3. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, sugar, orange juice, eggs, vanilla extract, 1/2 cup butter and grated orange peel. Spoon mixture into orange shells. Place in a deep casserole dish.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Cook until sugar dissolves in melted butter. Spoon over oranges. Fill casserole dish with water to reach 1/2 inch in depth.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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We made these yesterday for Christmas Eve dinner and everyone kept telling me how delicious they were. I was very happy with the flavor...the orange compliments sweet potatoes very well. They we...

Most helpful critical review

Looks great but taste too sweet

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We made these yesterday for Christmas Eve dinner and everyone kept telling me how delicious they were. I was very happy with the flavor...the orange compliments sweet potatoes very well. They we...

EXCELLENT! A few years ago, I watched Emeril make Bourbon Street Sweet Potatoes so I decided to try them. I never like sweet potatoes before that recipe. I must say that I think this one beat...

These were FABULOUS and IMPRESSIVE! recipe "keeper" of the season. Th presentation was beautiful, and the oranges infused a bit (not too much) of orange flavoring throughout. My kids are...

I actually made these last year, but forgot to review. They were amazing and I'll be making them again this year. Much better presentation and flavor than traditional sweet potato casserole. A f...

This recipe had such a beautiful presentation!!! It really wasn't that hard or time consuming to prepare! I read all the reviews before hand and took the following suggestions - I cut the orange...

EXCELLENT!!!!! Very well received at my Easter dinner last night! Everyone requested i make it for every holiday gathering! I made a few changes, as is my style, instead of the glaze, i made a s...

Marvelous! I cut the oranges in half to make it easier to scoop out the flesh, then the bottoms in foil while baking. This way the orange skin cooks in its own juice and you can eat the shell ...

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to shell an orange. These made a very impressive display and even the sweet potato haters loved these. They did turn out a little too sweet for my...

Wonderful!! I served this Thanksgiving and had 3 recipe requests. My 5 children and a cousin that never ate, didn't like sweet potatoes, loved them and asked for more. Scooping out the ora...