Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake
My father's mother made this every year for our Thanksgiving dinner. It is not Thanksgiving to me without this dish. I do not like the tartness of most cranberry dishes, and sweet potatoes can be bland by themselves. This dish combines both to make a great all-in-one dish. When I take this dish to another person's home, I bake the first time and add the yams, cover, and then wait to heat until I am at their house.
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The orange peel should be left on. In addition to slicing the orange, I also cut the slices into wedges. It helps the peels to soften more and makes for a better size for a bite.
Brandy can be substituted for the orange juice.
Sugar and spices may be mixed together first before adding to the rest of the ingredients to help the spices to be spread more evenly.
Fresh boiled yams or sweet potatoes may be substituted for canned.
The cranberry mix can also be microwaved before adding the yams, instead of baking in the oven. I am not sure on the time as I have never personally cooked it this way.