Mom’s Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges

I was debating whether to post this recipe yet because it’s a classic on our Thanksgiving table. But I figured, Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and ours is coming up soon, so why not right? It doesn’t hurt to share some festive recipes!

So these stuffed oranges is my mom’s recipe. When I was growing up, she made this every year. We would buy those huge bags of oranges and make trays and trays of them. The only difference with the original recipe, is that my mom used to (and this was way before we both went whole-foods/organic eating) use canned sweet potatoes. They were these dark orange cubes of mush sitting in its thick sugary syrup. Now that we know better, the new recipe has changed to boiling whole sweet potatoes and sweetening with a touch of brown sugar.

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How cute are those pillows of marshmallow perfection? I know it’s Holiday season when mom buys marshmallows! And how cute are these little orange cups snugly fit on your Thanksgiving plate…very cute!

The secret (according to mom) is to not scoop out all the flesh of the orange. She says that’s the best part. After you eat the sweet potato , the orange is soft and delicious and you kind of drag your teeth along the inside of the orange and enjoy the sweet fruit juice.

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

And speaking of Thanksgiving…have you heard about Thanksgivvikuh?? Yup….Thanksgiving + Hanukkah in 1! It looks like this year the 1st night the ‘Festival of Lights” falls on Thanksgiving. Which means Turkey and cranberry latkes…oh man..does that sound awesome or what? And keep your eye out because a few blogger friends and I will be hosting a Thankgivikkuh event on November 1st..so excited!

Method:

1) Peel and boil sweet potatoes until fork tender Then drain and place potatoes in a bowl. Use a fork to mash them up. Then add brown sugar and a pinch of salt.

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

2) Cut oranges in half and use a fork or spoon to cut out the orange flesh. Have the sweet potato bowl near you so all the orange juice and flesh goes straight in there. Leave some orange fruit pieces intact. Discard seeds. Mix the filling well until most of the lumps are out. Taste for seasoning.

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

3) Place orange halves in an oven safe dish and scoop sweet potato filling in each one all the way to the brim.

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

4) Then top with a few medium-sized marshmallows.

Mom's Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

5) Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the marshmallows begin to brown and melt.

Mom’s Sweet Potato Stuffed Oranges

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Oranges
  • 3 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 Tb brown sugar (or more to taste)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marshmellows

Instructions

  1. Peel and boil sweet potatoes until fork tender Then drain and place potatoes in a bowl. Use a fork to mash them up. Then add brown sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cut oranges in half and use a fork or spoon to cut out the orange flesh. Have the sweet potato bowl near you so all the orange juice and flesh goes straight in there. Leave some orange fruit pieces intact. Discard seeds. Mix the filling well until most of the lumps are out. Taste for seasoning.
  3. Place orange halves in an oven safe dish and scoop sweet potato filling in each one all the way to the brim.
  4. Then top with a few medium-sized marshmallows.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the marshmallows begin to brown and melt.
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