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Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes

Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
What's a holiday meal without sweet potatoes? We turned to the microwave for this casserole to free up the oven.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 34.4 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 146 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place the sweet potato slices in a 2-quart casserole.

  2. Combine juice and next 5 ingredients (juice through cloves) in a small bowl. Pour juice mixture over potatoes. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and microwave at HIGH 10 minutes. Stir after 5 minutes. Uncover, and microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until potato is tender. Sprinkle with pecans.