With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Monday, November 21, 2011

Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes just about any way.  Candied are always a highlight at the Thanksgiving table. I think a sweet potato simply baked in its jacket until the sugars ooze out of the cuts then topped with butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper is very close to perfect.  But I really like this recipe for its fluffy orange flavor.

Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes
adapted from Taste of Home 2002 Book

3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1/3 to 2/3 cups orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt (may need more)
pepper (I like lots)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Bake scrubbed sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes until soft. Scoop out of skins when cool enough to handle.
In large mixing bowl, mash potatoes with all the ingredients until fluffy.
Sprinkle with snipped parsley

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Maple Lane said...

I absolutely love sweet potatoes. This sounds very tasty. THX!

ArtyMarti said...

Wow, this sounds so good, you could have it for dessert. I'll have to give it a try.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks so good! So light and fluffy, such good flavor with the orange!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sweetie...
I have never had sweet potatoes mashed, and love adding a little something new to the holiday menu each year. Guess what we will be trying for Christmas? I can't wait.

DH and I usually go out for Thanksgiving. I am not able to handle two holiday meals so close together for such a large group, especially after the 10-12 hour days I work each week.

Have a blessed week sweetie. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for blessing my heart being a blogger friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Debbie said...

Sweet potatoes are my favorite dish! This sounds really good, and quite simple. I might just give this a try. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds like a delicious blend of citrus and sweet potato. Traditionally, my family, especially my daughter, love candied sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, complete with marshmallow topping, but when I make them for my husband and myself I simply cut them in circles and roast them. They are so good in many different ways!

Wishing you and your family a very joyful Thanksgiving!

Adrienne said...

I can almost taste it! It sounds wonderful! I have three family members with special dietary situations - they can't have some of the things traditionally in recipes for sweet potatoes so we always bake them. I love them baked but would love to try this recipe.

Jennifurla said...

Great great idea for flavor, I bet it all got eaten.

NanaDiana said...

This sounds good. I have never made them this way but I love sweet potatoes. Thanks! xo Diana

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I think I will just come to your house and eat...I am sure I can't ever fix such wonderful fair.

Happy Thanksgiving...to you and yours

podso said...

When I first saw the title I thought you were talking about white potatoes --as I often mash them with carrots and they do become orange! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your weekend with the kiddos! Blessings at Thanksgiving!

Ann said...

I'm the only one here that likes sweet potatoes. I never had them this way but that sounds scrumptios

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Sandy said...

We are real sweet potato lovers in this house and yours look totally delicious. I think I will give this recipe a try.
I do hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful day giving thanks!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW this looks so good! Can't wait for Thanksgiving dinner!
Thank you for your visit :)

Jennifer said...

Oh my - I LOVE (yes, LOVE) sweet potatoes!! Sounds delish:)

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm with you, any which way for me and this looks really good. I'll be low-carbing with a baked yam and dreaming of your version. My DIL makes a candied version everyone likes. Have a happy one, L.

Donna said...

This does sound good! Your photos are beautiful, BTW!

Tink said...

Yum <3

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oh, my. That looks tasty!

Barbara F. said...

Those whipped sweet potatoes look and sound so delicious. I think these will be on my table this year. xo


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