Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Orange and Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes

This year I wanted to lighten up some of the sides since the green bean casserole is pretty fattening. So I decided to not make the same thing I made last year- whipped sweet potatoes with pecan praline topping. As yummy as this side is, it is SUPER fattening.  So here's what I am planning on making. I will post pictures after I make it.

6 sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed evenly)
3 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar plus more for dusting
1/2 cup orange juice

Boil the sweet potatoes and drain them when they're fork tender. Put the potatoes in a mixing bowl and mash using the juice of the oranges. Make sure when you juice the oranges, you're gentle because we will be using the orange halves to scoop the mix back into the orange shell. Blend the butter, orange juice and brown sugar until nice and fluffy. If you like a smoother consistency, you can run this mixture through the food processor. Make sure to remove the pith from the orange halves and scoop this mixture into the shells. Place all of the oranges in dish and sprinkle with dark brown sugar. Ummm is it Thanksgiving yet????

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