Curried Sweet Potato Surprise


I was given a recipe as an alternative to the traditional 'sweet' sweet potato dishes. I was very dubious at first, but I went ahead, made it with fresh sweet potatoes (not canned, as they are not available in Canada), made my own adjustments and gave it a go. The finished product looked, smelled and tasted FANTASTIC! Not mushy, and the flavors mingle beautifully! People are pleasantly surprised when they taste it. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 cups


  • 1 (29 ounce) can pears, drained and chopped

  • 1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 2 cups peeled cubed sweet potato

  • cup butter

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Place drained pears, peaches, pineapple, and cubed sweet potatoes in a large bowl.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in brown sugar and curry powder until well blended. Pour over the sweet potato mixture and toss to coat. Spread mixture into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until sweet potatoes are tender, about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
8g Fat
104g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 73g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 516mg 11%

* 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.