Thanksgiving Recipe Share: Tangerine Sweet Potato Casserole
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Each week prior to Thanksgiving, I’ll share one of my family favorite Thanksgiving recipes.
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Another week, another recipe! Previously I shared my Cider Herb Gravy and Cornbread Casserole. This week’s recipe is Tangerine Sweet Potato Casserole. A friend gave me this recipe over fifteen years ago and I have yet to taste a better sweet potato dish. With the crunchy pecans and sweet mandarin oranges, it remains my all-time favorite sweet potato recipe.
Tangerine Sweet Potato Casserole
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and peeled
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 6 T brown sugar
- 3 T dark rum (I omit)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cans mandarin oranges or tangerines (I used mandarin oranges)
- 2 to 3 T chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
- In a bowl, whip together boiled sweet potatoes, 2 tbsp butter, 4 tbsp brown sugar, rum and salt. Fold in one can of mandarin oranges into the potato mixture. Turn into greased casserole dish. Arrange the second can of mandarin oranges on top of the sweet potatoes. Combine remaining butter, sugar and pecans. Sprinkle over top and bake for 30 minutes.
Wow! What an unusual recipe!!! This is a dessert I imagine? What do you serve it with? It’s so out there, I think I’m going to try it! Chuckle. Halloween isn’t really very big here, in Australia, but I will give this a go. Thanks Suzanne.
Hi Elisabeth, It actually is a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. It goes very well with turkey and cranberry sauce!
Hi Suzanne, this sounds delicious! Do you drain the mandarin oranges or include the juice?
Hi Carol! I drain the one that I use to place on top and add half the juice from the other into the mix. It really is very, very good!