Sweet Potatoes with a Different Presentation
3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened, divided
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (extra whole pecans for decorating if desired)
*If you would like a just hint of orange, do not add in the orange juice or orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare oranges by cutting on half.
Spoon out the flesh, leaving a shell.
In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, sugar, orange juice, eggs, vanilla extract, 1/2 cup butter and grated orange peel.
Spoon mixture into orange shells .
Place in a deep casserole dish.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans.
Cook until sugar dissolves in melted butter.
Spoon over oranges and decorate any way you’d like with additional whole pecans.
Fill casserole dish with water to reach 1/2 inch in depth.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.