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Cranberry and Sweet Potato Bake: Perfect for the Holidays!

photo by Randy Mayor

photo by Randy Mayor

by Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa Brown Springmann

For at least the past five years I have prepared this delicious, healthy and beautiful dish for both Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner. (I like to bake it in a 1-quart casserole dish instead of in ramekins.) So I thought I’d pass it along for those of you looking for a dish for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebration —  consider trying this one out!  It’s always a hit with my family.

Cranberry & Sweet Potato Bake
from Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 (15 oz) Cans of sweet potatoes, drained or two to three large boiled sweet potatoes
  • 1 (8-oz) Can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 2 T Butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 (16 oz) Can whole-berry cranberry sauce Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine sweet potatoes and pineapple in a large bowl; mash with a potato masher.
  3. Stir in butter, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and egg.
  4. Swirl in 1 cup cranberry sauce.
  5. Spoon 1/3 cup sweet potato mixture into each of 8 (4-ounce) ramekins coated with cooking spray. Top each with 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce.
  6. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.

*Note: A 1-quart casserole may be substituted for ramekins. (Bake at 350º for 40 minutes)

Enjoy!

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