Sweet Potato Oranges

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Ingredients

  • 6 oranges
  • 3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 Tbs grated orange peel
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare oranges by cutting tops off, 1/4 to 1/2 inch down. Spoon out the flesh, leaving a shell.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Fill casserole dish with water to reach 1/2 inch in depth.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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