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Sweet Potato and Pear Casserole

Sweet Potato and Pear Casserole
40 Min

Talk about scrumptious! There aren't enough m's in "Mmm" to describe this autumn favorite! (Although with so much of today's produce available almost year-round, it fits in any season.)

What You'll Need

  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pear halves, syrup reserved

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 1-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In the prepared baking dish, combine the potatoes, 3 tablespoons melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a medium saucepan, blend the honey, the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, orange peel, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved pear syrup; bring to a boil. Arrange the pear halves over the potato mixture, then pour the honey mixture over.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden.


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I never would've thought to combine this with pears! How wonderful!


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