Citrus Sweet Potatoes

Grapefruit and orange sections bring a burst of sunny citrus flavor to candied sweet potatoes. It's a holiday side dish with pizzazz.

Citrus Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 12 Prep 15 mins Cook 30 mins to 35 mins


  • 2 grapefruit
  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 10 medium) peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind

Make It

1. Cut rind from grapefruit and 2 oranges. Separate sections by cutting between membranes. Reserve sections. Squeeze remaining membranes over 2-cup measure (about 2/3 cup juice). From remaining oranges, grate rind to equal 2 teaspoons. Halve oranges; squeeze juice to equal 1/2 cup. Add to reserved juices.

2. Heat butter, honey and sugar in large skillet over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and starts to turn light brown, 5 minutes. Add potatoes, reserved juices, orange rind and salt. Cover; bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low; simmer, covered, 22 to 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

3. Uncover; cook over medium-high until liquid evaporates, thick glaze forms, 3 minutes. Add fruit, lime rind.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 208, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 16, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 39, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 156, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.