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Orange-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Published in Recipes, Pasta & Potatoes Author: CentraCare


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Splenda Blend for baking
  • 1/4 cup light tub margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel Juice of
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla Chopped toasted pecans (optional)


Place sweet potatoes, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, margarine, spices, orange peel, orange juice and vanilla in crockpot. Cover; cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with pecans before serving if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Fat: 3 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 5 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 72 mg
  • Carbs: 34 g.
  • Fiber: 3.5 g.
  • Protein: 0 g.