Cranberry Orange Sauced Sweet Potatoes


Baked sweet potatoes are topped with a cranberry-orange glaze for this colorful autumn side dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams

  • ¼ cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening or Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 ¼ cups fresh cranberries, rinsed

  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch mixed with

  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Wash sweet potatoes; pat dry. Prick with a fork; place in a shallow baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until soft. During the last 10 minutes of baking, prepare sauce.

  3. Melt shortening in medium saucepan (or place oil in saucepan). Add brown sugar, salt, orange juice and water, stirring over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes or until cranberries start to pop.

  4. Stir cornstarch mixture into cranberries; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.

  5. Make a lengthwise cut in the center of each potato; press open from bottom. Place sweet potatoes on serving platter. Top each with cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
8g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 491mg 10%

* 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.