Cranberry Orange Sauced Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Orange Sauced Sweet Potatoes

"Baked sweet potatoes are topped with a cranberry-orange glaze for this colorful autumn side dish."
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1 h servings 236 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes; pat dry. Prick with a fork; place in a shallow baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until soft. During the last 10 minutes of baking, prepare sauce.
  3. Melt shortening in medium saucepan (or place oil in saucepan). Add brown sugar, salt, orange juice and water, stirring over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes or until cranberries start to pop.
  4. Stir cornstarch mixture into cranberries; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  5. Make a lengthwise cut in the center of each potato; press open from bottom. Place sweet potatoes on serving platter. Top each with cranberry sauce.


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I love the orange juice/cranberry combination with sweet potatoes! I can't see why you would want to use shortening...maybe if you were allergic to butter? This recipe is much better with butter...

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