Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups

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Oct. 30, 2012

These heavenly treats only take minutes to prepare, and they made quite a visual and edible impact on the kids and adults alike. This recipe is a time saver when you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner, because the orange pulp that you scoop out goes right into the weelicious cranberry sauce recipe!


Sweet potatoes/Yam 2 Pound
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon
Skimmed milk/Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Kosher salt/Sea salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Navel oranges 400 Gram
Marshmallows 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Poke yams with a fork or knife.


3. Place the yams on foil or on a a sheet tray and pop it into the oven for 1 hour.

4. Once baked through, let it cool. Cut in halves and scoop out the fluffy insides.

5. Mash yams with butter, maple syrup, evaporated milk and salt until its smooth and creamy.

6. Cut oranges in half and slice a very thin disk from the bottom so they rest flat.

7. With a paring knife cut around the inside rim of the orange removing the orange sections and pulp.

8. Fill each orange cup with puree and top with several mini marshmallows.

9. Bake it for 25 minutes in the oven preheated at 350 degrees.


10. Serve with maple syrup. Kids will love it with milk.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 85 Minutes
Ready In: 85 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 339Calories from Fat 38

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 284 mg11.83%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 37 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet