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Quick and easy! From the Betty Crocker Christmas cookbook :)
Date Added: December 1, 2006 Season:  
Category: Sides / Condiments Prep. Method:  
Calories:   Dish Type: Vegetable
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1 pound dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 3 medium) - I used
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  1. In a 3 quart saucepan, place sweet potatoes; add enough water (salted, if desired) to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until tender; drain. Remove skins; cut each sweet potato lengthwise in half.

  2. Heat oven to 375ยบ In an ungreased 2 quart casserole or an 8 inch square baking dish, place sweet potatoes, cut side up. Spread applesauce over sweet potatoes.

  3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon; sprinkle over applesauce. Dot with butter. Cover; bake about 30 minutes or until hot.

  4. NOTE: You can substitute one 17 oz can of vacuum-packed sweet potatoes, cut lengthwise in half, for the fresh sweet potatoes and skip Step 1.

  5. NOTE: For a festive topping, why not try sprinkling the sweet potatoes with one of these toppings - dried cranberries, miniature marshmallows, toasted coconut, toasted pecans or almonds, french fried onion rings or crushed croutons

  6. Stacy's Notes - Made this November 2006. We really liked it! I used 2 fairly large sweet potatoes and boiled them until tender, then peeled them using a spoon. I used a metal 8x8 pan (so it would fit in my toaster oven), and did everything else the same. Next time, try using a chunky applesauce (as it was a teeny bit runny after cooking). This was good and had a good flavor, a definite keeper. :)

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Added On: December 1, 2006
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