Sweet Potato and Pear Casserole

"The original recipe called for 1/4 cup of butter, 3 T brown sugar, and 2 T honey. I thought that would be way too sweet and cut it down. I also used pears in their own juice instead of heavy syrup."
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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pear halves, juice reserved


  • In a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish, combine the potatoes, 2 T butter, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a small saucepan, blend the honey, 1 T butter, orange peel, and 3 T of reserved pear juice; bring to a boil.
  • Arrange the pear halves over the potato mixture, then pour the honey mixture over the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 30-35 minutes.

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  1. bobafemme
    This is one of our favorite side dishes. I usually throw in the whole can of pears and mix it all up instead of just placing the pears on top.
  2. Derf2440
    wow! This was the star of our Thanksgiving dnner!! I used becel marg instead of butter and splenda brown instead of regular brown sugar. I used fresh pears and so did not have reserved juice, I used orange juice to replace it. Turned out wonderful!! This recipe will become a regular at any special dinner we have from now on!! Absolutely delicious!! thanks for posting.
  3. Linky
    This was a yummy side dish which I will make again. I used a very ripe fresh pear for 2 sweet potatoes and it was still just as good as the original recipe.
  4. Dreamgoddess
    This was a nicely flavored side dish. It had the perfect amount of sweetness from the pears and honey. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  5. busybee_jrs
    This was very tasty. I was thinking it as a meal but wasn't filling enough. It would be an awesome side dish though. Thanks, Jeanie



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