Tropical Sweet Potatoes

Melissa Williamson

By
@georgiagirl48

My family and friends loves it and I make them for Thanksgiving and they wanted me to make them again this Thanksgiving. It is so easy to make them. They are so delicious and tasty.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8 servings
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

4
large sweet potatoes
1
(8 ounces) can pineapple tidbits
1
(8 1/2 ounces) can apricots, pureed
1/2 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 tsp
grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 c
chopped pecans
2 Tbsp
butter, softened

Step-By-Step

1Combine sweet potatoes and enough water to cover in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Let stand to cool.

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place in the prepared baking dish.

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice and the pineapple.

Combine reserved pineapple juice, pureed apricots, brown sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, salt and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and mix well.

Cook over medium-low heat, stirring continually, until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Add reserved pineapple, pecans and butter and mix well. Pour over sweet potatoes. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.

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