Pear-Sweet Potato Casserole
|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|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Grated orange rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Canned whole berry cranberry sauce||16 Ounce|
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 350Â° 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