This is a recipe from my past. My Aunt Juanita gave this recipe to my Mom between 40-50 years ago. Losing my handwritten recipes was heartbreaking but I knew I had put the recipe in a school or church cookbook. My dear Aunt didn’t remember the recipe. I sure remembered it. You have two options, use sweet potatoes or yam patties. I used yam patties because that’s what my Mom always used. This old vintage recipe is a keeper.
Ingredients for Glaze:
2 big navel oranges, zest only
2 cups orange juice, I used pulp free
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons corn starch
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until thickened.
You may use raw sweet potatoes or frozen patties (if you buy or use frozen patties, thaw them before using in this recipe). It’s easy to find the patties at your grocery store during the holiday season. They freeze well too if you want to make this recipe for Easter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For raw sweet potatoes, cook in boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender. Cool, peel and slice. Place sliced in a baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the glaze over the slices and bake for 30 minutes.
For prepared patties, place patties in baking dish. Pour the glaze over the patties, bake for 30 minutes.