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      RECIPE TITLE "Cranberry Orange Sauced Sweet Potatoes Recipe"
    Source: Crisco®,
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    yields6 servings time---difficultyeasy


    6 medium sweet potatoes or yams
    1/4 cup Crisco all-vegetable shortening or 1/4 Crisco stick or Crisco Oil
    1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    1/4 cup water
    1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
    1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
    2 tablespoons cold water


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Wash sweet potatoes and pat dry. Prick with a fork, place in a shallow baking dish, and bake at 400 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes or until soft.

    During the last 10 minutes of baking, prepare sauce. Melt Crisco in a medium saucepan (or place oil in saucepan). Add brown sugar, salt, orange juice, and 1/4 cup water, stirring over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries and bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes or until cranberries start to pop.

    Combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water blending until smooth. Stir into cranberries; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to boiling. Reduce heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.

    Make a lengthwise cut in the center of each potato; press open from bottom. Place sweet potatoes on a serving platter. Top each with cranberry sauce.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Crisco®. All rights reserved.

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