Cranberry Sweet Potato Recipe

Overview

Cranberries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America. Historians records their use in the diet of Native Americans as early as 1550. An excellent source of antioxidants, there are many varieties of cranberries, all of them known for their rich, tart taste. In this recipe, cranberries, sugar and orange juice are mixed into a fruity topping for an easy-to-make sweet potato casserole.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease your casserole dish. Mix the sweet potatoes, onions and vegetable oil together and put everything into the baking dish.

Step 2

Bake for about 25 minutes, until sweet potatoes are just tender and the onion has cooked down. Remove from oven and lower the heat to 350 degrees.

Step 3

Combine the remaining ingredients and then pour over the sweet potatoes and onions. Mix everything together in the casserole, making sure that each vegetable is covered.

Step 4

Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, stirring once during the cooking process. The vegetables should be completely tender and the dish should be sticky.

Step 5

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then serve immediately. This side dish is a wonderful complement to ham or turkey.

Tips and Warnings

  • If working with frozen cranberries, do not defrost them before making this recipe or the consistency will be off.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 large orange, juice and rind
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 9 x 12 casserole dish
  • Oven

References

  • All Recipes: Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake
  • Recipe Zaar: Sweet Potato Cranberry Casserole

Who Can Help

  • U.S. Cranberries
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