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This is delicious with any meal but especially good with chicken, turkey or ham. Great for holidays because you can do it ahead.
- 3 1⁄2 lbs sweet potatoes or 3 1⁄2 lbs yams, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 2 large onions, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
- lite olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 cups fresh cranberries (do not thaw if using frozen cranberries) or 2 cups frozen cranberries (do not thaw if using frozen cranberries)
- 2⁄3 cup golden brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 large orange, juice and rind of
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix Sweet potatoes and onions and put mixed veggies in two sprayed shallow oven proof dishes (about 8x12 each).
- Spray the veggies lightly with oil and bake until sweet potatoes are just tender (a bit under done) About 20-25 minutes.
- Lower heat on oven to 350°F.
- Combine the remaining ingredients, mix well and pour equally into the two casseroles.
- Mix well to coat all the pieces of vegetable.
- Bake uncovered about 30-40 min or until tender and getting sticky, Stir once during cooking.
- You may freeze the casseroles, tightly covered, before the final baking.
- Then on the day of your dinner defrost and follow through the final baking.
- Or you may hold it in your refrigerator, tightly covered, for a day and then bake on the day of your dinner.
Surprisingly good. The onions made me skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised. If I made it again, I'd leave out the onion and substitute apples and raisins instead. I'd also double the spices. I threw in some sunflower seeds for variety.
This was amazing! Everyone loved it at Thanksgiving tonight :) The cranberries were wonderful. I thought the onions would be overpowering but they were perfect with the slight sweetness of the sauce (these are not too sweet, not like candied yams at all). I will definitely be making these again. I have the other half frozen for another time and will update the review once I cook them from frozen!
This was very good and I thought the amount of onion was perfect. I would not substitute the onion with apples and raisins as some others have suggested because I think that would make the dish sickeningly sweet and much more caloric. It is sweet enough as is as far as we're concerned. We really liked it.