Betty's Sweet Potato Balls -- Christmas

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Dec. 23, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Sweet Potato Balls for this year's Christmas table. These consist of sweet potato puree, sugar, orange juice, and pecans.


Sweet potato puree 15 Ounce (or yams, drained and mashed)
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Orange juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs) (heaping)



In a small bowl, combine sweet potato puree, sugar, and orange juice. Blend well. 

Shape mixture into approximately 12 balls, using about 2 tablespoons for each ball. 

Roll sweet potato balls in finely chopped pecans. 

Place on greased cookie sheet. Heat at 350 degrees (F) until heated through. 

Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1387Calories from Fat 688

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 82 g126.2%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 336 mg14%

Total Carbohydrates 157 g52.3%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 92 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet