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The trick that gives you incredible flavor is to cook fresh sweet potatoes in their skin just until tender.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
1 hr
10 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pierce skin of sweet potatoes in several spots with a fork.

  • Cook sweet potatoes in microwave oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Refrigerate sweet potatoes until cooled completely, at least 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Peel sweet potatoes and cut into cubes; spread into prepared baking dish.

  • Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and ginger together in a glass measuring cup; pour orange juice into the cup while stirring with a whisk.

  • Heat orange juice mixture in microwave oven for 1 minute, stir, and continue to heat until thickened and smooth, 30 to 60 seconds more; add butter and stir until melted. Pour the liquid over the sweet potatoes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until sweet potatoes are heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Make-ahead tip: Several hours before dinner, cook, peel, and cube sweet potatoes. Measure sauce ingredients. Cook sauce 30 minutes prior to serving; pour over sweet potatoes. Bake in oven.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 11.4mg; sodium 254.3mg. Full Nutrition