Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups (Serves 6)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (you want to use potatoes that are really orange, also known as yams)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 3 navel oranges
  • mini marshmallows

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke the yams several times with a fork or knife to pierce the skin.

2. Place on foil or a sheet tray in the oven and bake for 1 hour.

3. Let yams cool for several minutes, cut in half and scoop out the fluffy insides (I love eating the high fiber skin as a snack).

4. Mash the yams with butter, maple syrup, evaporated milk and salt until creamy and fluffy.

5. Cut the oranges in half and slice a very thin disk from the bottom so they rest flat. The skins are actually going to be the “bowls”.

6. With a pairing knife cut around the inside rim of the orange removing the orange sections and pulp. Place any of the orange juice and pulp in a bowl and discard the white membranes and seeds. Save the juice and pulp for cranberry sauce recipe or just enjoy as a snack.

7. Fill each orange cup with 1/4 cup of puree and top with several mini marshmallows (you can cover and refrigerate these overnight).

8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

9. Place on a sheet tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

10. Serve.