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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pare and halve sweet potatoes.

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

  • 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

355 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 528 mg sodium. 76.9 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2004
I thought the directions were a little confusing: 'Add sweet potatoes boiling water and salt to a large saucepan' should read 'Add sweet potatoes and salt to boiling water.' My family does not like SWEET sweet potatoes so I omitted the corn syrup in step 2 and used the juice of a whole orange instead. In step 3 I drained the potatoes after cooking without saving any liquid since I did not need it. I prepared the potatoes ahead of time and put them into a casserole with the orange juice sauce and pieces of oranges. I also added 1/2 c. chopped pecans. I covered the dish and heated the dish in the oven (350) for about 1/2 hour instead of finishing on the stove-top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2003
I love anything orange and I love sweet potatoes but this recipe was a disappointment. The potatoes do not take on the orange flavor (I even added more orange zest and some orange extract). And the corn syrup made a gooey stick to your teeth coating on the potatoes. Sorry.... Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2004
I thought the directions were a little confusing: 'Add sweet potatoes boiling water and salt to a large saucepan' should read 'Add sweet potatoes and salt to boiling water.' My family does not like SWEET sweet potatoes so I omitted the corn syrup in step 2 and used the juice of a whole orange instead. In step 3 I drained the potatoes after cooking without saving any liquid since I did not need it. I prepared the potatoes ahead of time and put them into a casserole with the orange juice sauce and pieces of oranges. I also added 1/2 c. chopped pecans. I covered the dish and heated the dish in the oven (350) for about 1/2 hour instead of finishing on the stove-top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2004
I thought the directions were a little confusing: 'Add sweet potatoes boiling water and salt to a large saucepan' should read 'Add sweet potatoes and salt to boiling water.' My family does not like SWEET sweet potatoes so I omitted the corn syrup in step 2 and used the juice of a whole orange instead. In step 3 I drained the potatoes after cooking without saving any liquid since I did not need it. I prepared the potatoes ahead of time and put them into a casserole with the orange juice sauce and pieces of oranges. I also added 1/2 c. chopped pecans. I covered the dish and heated the dish in the oven (350) for about 1/2 hour instead of finishing on the stove-top. Read More
(28)
Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2003
I love anything orange and I love sweet potatoes but this recipe was a disappointment. The potatoes do not take on the orange flavor (I even added more orange zest and some orange extract). And the corn syrup made a gooey stick to your teeth coating on the potatoes. Sorry.... Read More
(20)
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2003
This recipe was alright. I wanted to try this because it sounded interesting and different! I served these potatoes for Easter dinner. No one really raved about them. The comments were "What flavor is this?" because they couldn't figure it out and "They're good" but nothing spectacular. I thought they lacked a lot of flavor. I like my sweet potatoes really sweet! This just didn't cut it. I won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2013
I prepared this recipe and found it to be absolutely delicious. I also cooked the potatoes on another occasion and took it to a potluck dinner. Everyone raved about the orange flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2015
Since we had the oven going anyway we baked the sweet potato s for an hour then peeled and cut them into a skillet and followed the recipe substituting honey for the corn syrup. The orange flavor is pronounced but this was a nice way to have sweet potatos. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2015
These was different but we really liked them it was packed with flavor. I think when I make these again I will roast the potatoes before making the sauce adding depth to the flavor. My only issue with this was by the time the sauce reduced my potatoes was starting to get mushy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
I made this for our Christmas dinner and got many compliments on it. The orange flavor was perfect - not too strong or weak and it wasn t so overpoweringly sweet as the marshmallow recipes are - very fitting for someone trying to keep from gaining weight over the holidays. Read More