Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes!

I love sweet potatoes just about any way you cook them, so I am always interested in a new sweet potato recipe.  They are so good for you also.  My mother came up with this "Orange Glazed  Sweet Potato" recipe and the addition of the citrus orange flavor really makes them special.  They would be perfect for the holidays or anytime.  They also smell wonderful cooking!  

 Here is what you will need for these:

3 lbs. sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
5 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup hot water
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

 Place the sweet potatoes in a 9"x13'' baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. 

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon then stir in the orange juice, water and orange zest.  Bring to a boil stirring constantly.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and pecans. 

Pour over the sweet potatoes.  Bake at 350 uncovered for 25 minutes.   

 Spoon the glaze back over the sweet potatoes before serving!


  1. Does this make "candy?" My grandmother made sweet potatoes that had absolute candy in them from the home churned butter and sugar she cooked them in. They were to die for!! She cooked them in her old iron skillet on her woodburning stove.

  2. Sounds awesome. I will try this one. Thanks.



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