11.21.2009

Orange you wild about these sweet potatoes?


I was waiting in line at the supermarket the other day, trying to resist the urge to buy a half dozen of the magazines sitting there. I decided it wouldn't hurt to take a quick peek while I had a few moments to spare. During my page flipping I spotted a photo for sweet potatoes in an orange peel and it reminded me of the cupcakes I made last summer. Remember those? If not, click HERE. I can't remember now which magazine it was. It might have been Taste of Home. I didn't have time to peek at the recipe so I just came up with my own.

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Sweet potatoes in orange cups
serves 4

1 very large sweet potato
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp low fat buttermilk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 oranges cut in 1/2 and hollowed out
(You can squeeze the juice out and reserve it for another recipe.)
24 mini marshmallows
4 tsp brown sugar
nutmeg

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Peel sweet potato, cut into chunks and cook in boiling water until tender. Drain. Whip potatoes with butter, buttermilk, ginger, salt, and pepper.

Scoop mashed potatoes evenly between the 4 orange rinds. Top each with 6 mini marshmallows, brown sugar and nutmeg.

Place into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Watch that the marshmallows don't get too brown.

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I think these are so fun for Thanksgiving. You can easily adjust this for the amount of guests you are inviting.

Have a nice Sunday!



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57 comments:

TKW said...

Oh! Those are cutie patooties! It reminds me of that episode of Everything Italian when Giada puts risotto in lemon cups...what a great presentation!

HoneyB said...

Sweet potato, marshmallows, oranges, where can it go wrong! Looks yummy!

Sophie said...

Oooh,...aaaaaah,...what a great & neat idea!!

I so love this! Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a clever idea!

Palidor said...

How cute and delicious! That's a nice way to turn an ingredient into something very fancy.

♥peachkins♥ said...

These are cute!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Yes, I'm wild about them....I love baking things in oranges and lemons for the delicious sweet flavour you get. I've tried cheese,olives, tomatoes and anchovies baked in Lemon halves. Some chocolate cake in these shells would be terrific

Debbie said...

Those look incredible! I'm in charge of sweet potatoes this year and I think I've found my recipe:)

singedwingangel said...

That is sooo neat. although I loathe sweet potatoes lol..

Cathy said...

I would love this, but my family isn't crazy about sweet potatoes (even with marshmallows) Maybe I'll just make it for myself. I could eat them all.

Mary said...

I love sweet potato orange cups. My version uses orange liquer. However they are flavored everyone enjoys the novelty of sweet potatoes cooked in orange cups.

noble pig said...

Yeah I've seen these and they are so cute!! Beautiful dish.

Joanne said...

These are adorable! The orange cups make for such a great presentation. They remind me of the sorbet that is sometimes sold in restaurants and served in lemon or orange cups. Sweet potatoes and citrus go really well together. I think it's that the added tang goes a long way.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is a wonderful way to serve sweet potatoes, which pair quite well with oranges. Great job!

Cucinista said...

So inventive and very cute! I love the recipe and love the pun :)

Bellini Valli said...

These make a stunning presentation for the holidays.

Megan said...

Those are both gorgeous and adorable! I really like being able to make individual servings of things. And I think the sweet potatoes must be so interesting with the flavor from the orange rind.

I'm just like you in the grocery store checkout line - it's amazing if I can get out without buying a new food magazine (and I already subscribe to 5 or 6 different ones!)

Pam said...

Those are the cutest things ever!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these are adorable so will they be on your table?

teresa said...

oh my gosh, what a cute and fancy way to serve sweet potato! i love that idea!

i don't know how i missed your adorable cupcakes below, but they look great!

Jenn said...

Yes, I'm going wild for these right now. Those looks fun!!! i never would have thought to put those ingredients together. Love it.

doggybloggy said...

what a unique idea - I bet the orange gave them a super nice undertown.

Donna-FFW said...

These are uniquely wonderful. I love the presentation!!

koralee said...

You clever girl...these look amazing! Thank you so much for visiting me, I adore your yummy blog.

girlichef said...

These are too cool. I love the taste of sweet potato and orange together...I usually make an orange butter to put over ours at Thanksgiving. Cute idea :D

Adam said...

That is probably the coolest thing I've seen today. I mean I saw some weird stuff at the gym today, but these are orange sweet potato cups totally beat that. I'd even eat the rind :)

Lele said...

Um, think I have my Thanksgiving recipe. Those are GORGEOUS! THANKS!

Little Miss Baker said...

As usual you make me drool all over myself! I need to come over here to visit when I am NOT HUNGRY!! Hope you have a good week :) I will try to figure out that header for you this week too xox

Monica said...

These are so cute!

Claudia said...

So seet and delcious and pretty.I want these at my table. Gorgeous presentation.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh yummy sweet potatoes...love em.
xoxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh yummy sweet potatoes...love em.
xoxo

Cheryl said...

Boy, this looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Cairo Typ0 said...

These would be great for a dinner party.

The Blonde Duck said...

It's so cute you put everything in cups!

Krista said...

I love this idea! I remember those cupcakes...
This looks so yummy and festive.

Allyson said...

What an awesome idea! I am in charge of sweet potatoes this year, too. Thanks for posting. I can follow a recipe but I have zero creativity when it comes to changing that recipe or presentation. I think these will be a hit!

Jamie said...

Yum! You make such sweet, cute foods. Must be fun eating at your house. Love sweet potatoes and these look great!

Faith said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I love how cute and festive it is. In fact, I don't know what I like better, this or your amazingly cute little cupcakes in oranges! :)

nora@ffr said...

wow!! soooo prettty!!!This is absolutely mouth watering yum... i must try this :)

Selba said...

Wow! I need to try this! Looks so delicious!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I love this idea! They are so cute and kind of fancy for Thanksgiving. Not to mention delicious!

Juliana said...

Oh! Absolutely gorgeous...love the idea of using orange as cups...great picture as well! Yummie!

Joyce said...

Cute presentation.
Jocye

Nana said...

This is the second orange, sweet potato recipe I have seen. Must be something to it. Those look yummy.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You are amazing!!! This is a perfect add-to for Thanksgiving! GREAT job - you are just way too creative ~ ♥

Sophia said...

Oh Kim! These are absolutely delightful! you're a genius! The only problem is: I'll need a REALLY big-ass orange to contain the amount I will probably chow down! ;-)

jenjen said...

Those are adorable! You are so clever. You need to make up a cookbook. I would be the first in line for it!

XOXO
Jen

nanny said...

Looks so good! And I could fix myself one, since hubby wouldn't touch a sweet potato. Great idea, thanks so much!!!!

Allyson said...

thanks for stopping by! I have 2 tats on my back that are much larger than I originally planned. But isn't that the way it always go. I LURVE the idea of a cupcake tattoo!!! That is fantabulous!!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What fun! You are so creative!

The Blabbers said...

What a great idea for Thanksgiving and makes a beautiful presentation!
~Chrisitne

Randi Troxell said...

oh these look awesome!

and i so love sweet potatoes anyhow!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Theo hopes you have a happy Thanksgiving!

Kate said...

What a cute idea! This would be a real hit!

Chef E said...

How cool...I have not thought of using food shells for presentation since artichoke candle holders...The recipe sounds great...

Katy ~ said...

Is that like one of the cutest serving ideas or what? And so tasty! I think I may have to use this idea, grins.

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