Crock Pot Orange-Spiced Sweet Potatoes
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 15mins
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1⁄2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 medium orange, juice of
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- toasted chopped pecans
- Place sweet potatoes in bottom of slow cooker.
- Mix spices and orange juice together.
- Stir into sweet potatoes.
- Cook on High for 2 hours or on Low for 4 hours.
- Check for doneness because each crock pot cooks at a different heat setting.
- Before serving, stir in toasted pecans.
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I made tested this pre-thanksgiving and it passed the muster. I will be serving it this year. As most sweet potatoes recipes, I thought it tasted better as a left over, so I am making it a day ahead and will reheat the day of. I used orange juice, as I did not have an orange. The light citrus flavor will be a nice compliment to the other more savory dishes I am serving. Thank you!
These worked great for both the Thanksgiving dinner at home and the office holiday party. I mixed the sauce before hand, using melted butter intead of butter chunks, and stored it in a jar for ease of carry to the office, and the flavor still turned out clean and rich - without the need for marshmallows! Thank you!
I made this today for Easter dinner. It was real easy and tasted good as well. I liked the crockpot ease of it. I put it on before church and it was ready afterwards. I used the brown sugar I had on hand, light not dark plus I just used ready made o.j. as I didn't have any fresh to squeeze. With these cahnges it was still a good dish. Thank you, Audrey, for making my Easter dinner a bit easier!
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I am a mother of three and live in central Pennsylvania. My children were very active in after school activities and found we weren't spending anytime together at meal time. In 1998, I decided to start cooking my dinners in a crockpot so that we could have a home cooked meal together once everyone came home. My children now get so excited to see what we are having to eat and love the smell when they walk in the door. My family calls me the crock pot queen. LOL I use my crock pot everyday of the year. <br> <br>My three children are now in college and before they come home they request their favorite meal. I still continue to cook in the crock pot for my husband and I. It is nice after a long day to know your meal is ready. It also helps in keeping my grocery bill down. With zaar, I can print my shopping list and that is all I purchase is the ingredients on that list. <br> <br>Now, my two daughters have been crock pot cooking while in college. They find it is easy to cook for the themselves and their friends. It is an easy way to have friends over for dinner after classes <br> <br>I still love trying new recipes and purchasing cookbooks, especially crock pot cookbooks. <br> <br>Happy Cooking!