Christmas Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

By on November 24, 2011

 Christmas Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, washed
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 cup pecan or walnut halves or other nut

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine sweet
potatoes, cranberries, apples, and raisins in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, and spices. Add to sweet potatoes and toss to coat.

Place sweet potatoes in a shallow 2-quart casserole dish. Pour apple juice over top.

Cover, bake at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are almost soft. Add nuts and bake, uncovered for 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.