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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pierce skin of sweet potatoes in several spots with a fork.

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  • 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
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2015
This was the star dish of our BBQ dinner. I adjusted it to make it healthier: substituted organic sucanat (dried sugar cane juice) for white sugar, substituted arrow root for cornstarch, used sea salt, used 1 T minced fresh ginger, juice from 2 -3 fresh oranges, and used Kerrygold butter from grass fed cows. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2015
This was the star dish of our BBQ dinner. I adjusted it to make it healthier: substituted organic sucanat (dried sugar cane juice) for white sugar, substituted arrow root for cornstarch, used sea salt, used 1 T minced fresh ginger, juice from 2 -3 fresh oranges, and used Kerrygold butter from grass fed cows. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2015
My OJ mixture was really thick after 60 seconds in the microwave (will check next time at 30 seconds everybody's microwaves are different) so I did add some more OJ to it before adding the butter. I microwaved the potatoes yesterday for 7 minutes and they were totally cooked so check for doneness early or you may end up with mashed sweet potatoes. We particularly liked the ginger-orange juice combination gave it just the right zing! Mixed everything together today baked for 15 minutes and had a really delicious side dish for our pork tenderloin. Keep this one in mind for the Holidays as this would be a perfect complement to a turkey or ham. Pamela thanks for sharing not only a delicious recipe but an easy one too. We really enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2018
I used to micro-bake and mash my sweet potatoes with orange marmalade. Now that I found this recipe it s my new go to whenever I make sweet potatoes. I even added some grated fresh ginger. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2018
Really enjoyed not having the "bite of lemon" but may have used too much ginger. Read More
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