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sweet potato cranberry casserole

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jill Cooks
Sunshine state, FL

A perfect pair.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We just love combining two traditional Thanksgiving foods - sweet potato and cranberries - in one pretty casserole. If you're a fan of fresh cranberries and their tartness, you'll enjoy this. Not overly sweet, the flavor of the cranberries and sweet potatoes shines bright. A touch of orange juice complements all the flavors. The buttery, nutty topping gives this easy holiday side dish a little sweetness and crunch.

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(8 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato cranberry casserole

  • 4 lg
    sweet potatoes
  • 2 c
    fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold butter

How To Make sweet potato cranberry casserole

  • Boiling sweet potatoes until tender.
    Boil potatoes with water to cover, until tender, about 50 minutes. Drain and cool.
  • Peeling and slicing sweet potatoes.
    Peel and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Layering potato slices, cranberries, brown sugar, and butter.
    Place 1/2 of the potato slices in a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the cranberries, brown sugar, and butter.
  • Pouring orange juice over the casserole.
    Repeat layers. Pour orange juice over the top.
  • Casserole covered with foil and baking in the oven.
    Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350.
  • Nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl.
    In a small bowl combine nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon; cut cold butter in with pastry blender.
  • Topping sprinkled over sweet potatoes.
    Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture, and bake, uncovered for 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.