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

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. red sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp. butter

Directions

  • 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" × 9" × 2" 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. red sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup apricot nectar
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp. butter

Directions

  • 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" × 9" × 2" 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories280
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium170mg
Total Carbohydrate67g
Dietary Fiber30g
Sugars38g
Protein3g