Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of flavor. This sweet and savory side dish goes great with pork.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 lbs. red sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • 1⁄2 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp. butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Cook in boiling water until sweet potatoes are tender but not mushy.
  • Place drained sweet potatoes in a 12-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  • Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Stir in apricot nectar, water, and orange peel. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter. Pour over sweet potatoes. Bake uncovered until heated through, about 20 minutes.