Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes

What's a holiday meal without sweet potatoes? We turned to the microwave for this casserole to free up the oven.


10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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

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.