Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes


The orange juice makes this a tasty dish. Even people who are not fond of sweet potatoes like this one. Give it a try!

6 servings


  • 6 sweet potatoes

  • ¾ cup boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 orange slices, halved


  1. Pare and halve sweet potatoes.

  2. Combine peel, juice, corn syrup, and brown sugar.

  3. Add sweet potatoes, boiling water, and salt to a large saucepan. Simmer, covered, until tender; this should take about 15 minutes. Drain off liquid, leaving 1/4 cup in skillet. Dot potatoes with butter or margarine. Pour orange juice mixture over potatoes, and add orange slices. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until glazed, an additional 15 minutes. Baste often, and turn once while cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
6g Fat
77g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 50mg 249%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 611mg 13%

* 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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