Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

My husband helped me make this dish for Thanksgiving.  Orange is the perfect flavoring on sweet potatoes.  This will be a repeat for next year as well.  I would save this for the holidays, due to the higher sugar content of the recipe.


4 – 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
½ fresh squeezed orange juice
3 T. brown sugar + extra for topping
1/3 cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped pecans
1 t. Penzey’s orange flavoring
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Using a large mixing bowl combine the sweet potatoes, orange juice, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, orange flavoring and salt.  Mix well so everything is coated well.

Place mixture in a large baking dish.  Sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top of the sweet potatoes.  Cover with non stick foil. 

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until done.  Remove foil the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking so pecans will brown.  Also every 15 minutes or so baste the orange sauce over sweet potatoes.