My Mom’s Sweet Potato & Sweet Orange Casserole

(Original post date November 25, 2010)

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We had Thanksgiving dinner planned for around 2pm today and my mother made Sweet Potato and Fresh Orange Casserolefor us to bring along.

First she boiled, peeled and sliced 4 large sweet potatoes and peeled and sliced 2 ripe oranges. These were added to a greased 9×13 disposable aluminum pan. (This is a great idea for any potluck, it makes clean-up easy and you don’t have to worry about getting your dish back.)

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After this, she simmered butter, brown sugar and pecans for about three minutes, stirring frequently.

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This was poured (spooned) on top of the sweet potato/orange mixture.

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Next my mom mixed together orange juice, cornstarch, cloves and maple syrup

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and moved this mixture to the stovetop to thicken. The syrupy blend was then poured on top of the rest of the ingredients.

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The pan goes into the oven at 375* for about 15 minutes and you’re done!

Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a pic of the finished product. You can see it here in my obligatory Thanksgiving plate picture.

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This casserole is a great alternative to the traditional Sweet Potato/marshmallow combination!

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