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.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.4g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 146mg
  • Calcium: 33mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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