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Sweet Potatoes with Apricots


(4) Thankgiving Day Recipes: a complete dinner ...

see also:

Roast Turkey with Gravy
Mushroom Stuffing
Pineapple-Cranberry Sauce

Cost: $ - Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty Level: 2
Servings: 8
Source: Family Circle's "All-time Favorite Recipes"



6 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds total), cooked and peeled
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon orange liqueur (optional)
2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup dried apricots, halved or quartered
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 cup pecans, chopped



1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise; place in a single layer in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

3. Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a medium-size saucepan; stir to mix well. Gradually stir in orange juice until mixture is well blended and smooth. Bring mixture to boiling over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

4. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Add orange liqueur if using, orange rind, apricots and raisins. Pour mixture over potatoes in baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar.

5. Bake in heated 350 degree F oven 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)
351 Calories;
4 g Protein;
12 g Fat;
60 g Carbohydrate;
80 mg Sodium;
8 mg Cholesterol






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