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Pear-Sweet Potato Casserole

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Ingredients
  Canned pear halves 16 Ounce (Undrained)
  Mashed cooked sweet potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted and divided
  Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Canned whole berry cranberry sauce 16 Ounce
Directions

Drain pear halves, reserving syrup, set pear halves aside.
Combine 2 tablespoons pear syrup, sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, and nutmeg, beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until light.
Spoon into a greased, shallow 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Arrange pear halves, cut side up, over potatoes.
Combine honey, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and orange rind in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and drizzle half of honey mixture over pears.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
Drizzle remaining half of honey mixture over pears, and bake casserole an additional 15 minutes.
Before serving, fill each pear half with cranberry sauce

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Servings: 
6

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