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Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes (you want to use potatoes that are really orange, also known as yams)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1/2 cup mini marshamllows


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke the yams several times with a fork or knife to pierce the skin.
  • Place on foil or a sheet tray in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Let yams cool for several minutes, cut in half and scoop out the fluffy insides (I love eating the high fiber skin as a snack).
  • Mash the yams with butter, maple syrup, evaporated milk and salt until creamy and fluffy.
  • Cut the oranges in half and slice a very thin disk from the bottom so they rest flat. The skins are actually going to be the “bowls”.
  • With a pairing knife cut around the inside rim of the orange removing the orange sections and pulp. Place any of the orange juice and pulp in a bowl and discard the white membranes and seeds.
  • Fill each orange cup with 1/4 cup of puree and top with several mini marshmallows (you can cover and refrigerate these overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place on a sheet tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve.