I found this recipe after when a friend of mine had to travel from one Thanksgiving dinner
When brainstorming my menu for last year, I knew this would fit perfectly with my other low-stress recipes. It has a wonderful mix of spices and was a breeze to prep. Everyone thought it was very tasty without being too sweet. There is also a variation included if you like the idea of mashed sweet potatoes.
Orange-Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Makes 8 servings
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
Juice of 1 medium orange
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Chopped toasted pecans (optional)
Place sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, orange juice, salt and vanilla in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 hours or on HIGH 2 hours, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with pecans before serving, if desired.
Variation: Mash potatoes; add 1/4 cup milk or whipping cream. Sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy the taste (and the ease) of this recipe as much as I did!