Holiday Sweet Potatoes

This recipe combines your sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce into one scoop. Savor the sweetness of this holiday favorite with the entire family.

Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: serves 8


  • 2 (29-oz.) cans cut sweet potatoes in syrup, drained
  • 2/3 ounces brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Mash until smooth. Spoon into a lightly greased 11"x17" baking dish.

Stir together cranberries, apple, sugar and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cranberries burst. Add walnuts; stir well. Spoon over sweet potatoes in dish.

Combine brown sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons water and butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Pour over cranberries and sweet potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes, or just until heated through.


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