Monday, November 19, 2012

A Family Favorite- Sweet Potato Orange Cups

Does your family have any Thanksgiving recipe traditions?

Growing up, one of my favorite dishes my mom made for our family was Sweet Potato Orange Cups.  It makes a perfect side dish or can be used as a dessert.  I was always so impressed by her presentation of the dish.  Best of all, the  pre-portioned cups make after-dinner cleanup a breeze!

2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
6 large oranges

Using a juicer, remove pulp from oranges, leaving a shell.  Reserve orange pulp for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Beat eggs, granulated sugar, and 3/4 cup butter.  Add milk and vanilla.  Combine with the mashed sweet potatoes; spoon sweet potato mixture into shells.  Place filled orange cups in a muffin pan.  Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through.  Serve warm topped with homemade whipped topping


  1. Yummy, Yum, Yum! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.


  2. Great to have traditions that last a lifetime. This one looks yummy, can smell the orange!. Perfect capture!! totally sets my tastebuds on fire.

    Each year I try to change the menu around but never sway far off from the original. My brother still insist on the jelled cranberry sauce from the can laying there with the can imprint rings showing. Once I mashed it all up and put it in a pretty dish. He would not touch it even though it was the stuff right out of the can. Had to open another can.

  3. O wow this looks amazing! My mom has a secret cheese ball recipe that she only makes this time of year. EVERYONE looks forward to it!

  4. I have never seen these! They look good!

  5. i have never heard of this combo, looks interesting!

  6. How cool is that?! I've got to try these, Brandi! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I never would have thought to pair a sweet potato with an orange. Sounds good to me :)

  8. Hi Brandi, I love everything about that! I've never heard of sweet potato orange cups, but it looks delicious and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.

  9. OMG. Brandi these look so good. Okay, so can we put this on the "must make for Erin" list ?:)

  10. Oh yummy, I know they are delicious! Have a happy Thanksgiving Brandi.

  11. WOW, this recipe sounds SO yummy! I'm not sure I'll have time to prepare this for tomorrow, but I will certainly try it soon! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and have a Happy Thanksgiving, Brandi!


  12. I'd really like to taste this!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Yummy! A delicious family tradition...thanks for sharing!

  14. looks very interesting, i think i will try this when i have the girls over.


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