Amy’s Awesome Sweet Potato Casserole

by Daisy

Truly an awesome dish. Much requested at the holiday table, but too good to save for special occasions.

This recipe has no added sugar.  Pray the Miniature Marshmallow Consortium and Brown Sugar & Pecan Board don’t take this personally. They are very powerful forces, apparently.

Sweet Potato Casserole

10-11 sweet potatoes (depending on the size)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cream
8 T butter
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp salt, more or less, to taste
1 tsp pepper, or more to taste
3 T butter
6 apples, cut in 8ths

Preheat oven to 375. Scrub & prick potatoes. Bake 1 hour. Combine OJ, cream, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt & pepper.
Remove potatoes from oven. Cool. Scoop out insides. Place 1/2 of potato meat into bowl. Add 1/2 OJ & cream mixture, blend with electric mixer (not puree). Pour in large dish and repeat with remaining potatoes and OJ/cream mixture. Add to dish.
Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat. Add apple wedges. Cook 10 min. or until softened but still have their shape, reducing heat as necessary to keep from scorching. Place on top of sweet potato casserole and bake 30 min.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca January 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

Looks delicious! I bet I could easily reduce this to cook it just for my husband and me. We love sweet potatoes. I really enjoy the recipes and home projects that you post! Keep them coming!

Kitsune Heather January 15, 2010 at 9:40 am

My husband was recently diagnosed with IBS (and has acid reflex to boot, ugh). While I’ve been searching for IBS friendly recipes, I’ve come up with a lot that are pretty much the same thing in a different package. Coming here today was for myself, not for his IBS, to see what you guys are up to (I read your blog religiously, even if I don’t comment frequently). Well, with the exception of the OJ (which I think could be substituted with apple juice? Have you tried it with anything else?) this is a perfect side dish to jump start our new food changes that he and my son will *both* really enjoy. Thank you on the perfect timing!

Tanya Walton January 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Have to be honest and say I’ve never eaten sweet potatoes and had no idea what to do with them but this sounds quite tasty…maybe I will give it a go and if it goes down well I might even grow some this year…Thanks

Kat January 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Why do people mix sweet potatoes and orange juice? It’s so wrong! Would you mix mayo and jelly? No, of course not! So why would you let a sweet potato get anywhere near orange juice? *ShudderS*

Tomato Lady January 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Rebecca–Yes, this feeds a crowd. Cut in half or more for a regular family meal.
Kitsune Heather–Great! Hope this fits into the new regime. Apple juice would be good.
Tanya Walton–Give them a try, sweet potatoes are pretty awesome any way you try them.
Kat–Because it’s tasty! Mmmm!
I bet mayo and jelly would be a good marinade for the grill . . .

alice January 16, 2010 at 2:54 am

I am not at all fond of sweet potatoes — just don’t get them (I am kind of hung up on yukon golds), but the idea of OJ and sweet potatoes sounds almost tasty and I might actually try it.

pumpkinsx3 January 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm

If you peel, dice and roast the potatoes with a little olive oil – it will make them even sweeter. It does the same for butternut squash.

Rachel January 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I made this tonight and it was delish. I left out the salt so I was able to feed it to my 8 month old, who also liked it. Thanks!

Tomato Lady January 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Rachel–Great! Thank you for the report!

Martha Cook January 22, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’ve been squeezing orange juice into my sweet potatoes for years…but I’ve never added apples. CAN NOT wait to try this version. Can’t get enough of the sweet potato.
Thank you!

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