Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

You may want to make this recipe a little bigger since it only serves 2 unless you are like me and there is only 2 of you for the holidays. I cannot wait to make this recipe although I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes but this recipe may just change my mind. I bet this is one of those that makes your house smell great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the sweet potato in a saucepan; cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or just until tender; drain.
  4. When cool enough to handle, peel sweet potato and place in bowl; mash.
  5. Stir in 1 Tbsp butter, raisins, orange peel, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2 cup baking dish.
  7. Toss coconut with remaining butter; sprinkle over the top.
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Enjoyable, as it combines some ingredients that I love - raisins and coconut - but I thought it could have used just a little bit of sugar or Splenda. A nice recipe for 2 though.

LorenLou January 31, 2004

This was delicious and so easy to make! I used a yam rather than a sweet potato as that is what I usually have available in my local grocery stores. I even looked last night for sweet potatoes at another grocery store that I usually don't shop in, but which carries a wider variety of produce than my favorite one luck there though. I ended up serving this unexpectedly to 5 people rather than two, so we all had tiny servings, but everyone thought it was really good. I am considering serving this dish rather than the traditional mashed potatoes for our Thanksgiving gathering. Thank you for sharing!!!

Cindy Lynn November 25, 2002

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a