Marmalade and Ginger Glazed Sweet Potatoes

I am having fun using whatever catches my eye.  I see many recipes, during the week that I want to make and when I shop, I buy ingredients that I know is needed.  This is kind of random  because I am not always clear on which ones belong together in the same recipe.  This is part of the fun and the challenge.

When I opened the refrigerator two vegetables jumped out at me, sweet potatoes and parsnips.  What came to mind was this recipe and another with mashed potatoes and parsnips.  I tracked both down and made them.  This one is from Sunset magazine.  I added some pistachios and dried apricots.

Marmalade and Ginger-glazed Sweet Potatoes adapted from Sunset Magazine


2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams (each 2 to 2 1/2 in. wide)
2/3 cup orange marmalade
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon brandy 
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
pinch of salt

1/4 cup pistachios
1/3 cup dried apricots


Peel sweet potatoes and cut crosswise into chunks.
In a large bowl, mix 1/3 cup marmalade,  brandy , margarine, ginger, and salt. Add sweet potatoes and mix to coat. 

Arrange pieces in a single layer Drizzle any of the remaining brandy mixture over the sweet potatoes. Cover tightly with foil.

 Bake in a 325° regular until sweet potatoes are tender when pierced, 50 to 60 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/3 cup marmalade and 1 tablespoon brandy. Uncover sweet potatoes and brush marmalade mixture evenly over the top.  

Eat and enjoy.

"This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2014 Event: Potato) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Jasline (Foodie Baker)"


  1. I'm pinning this one for Thanksgiving. I love the idea of the marmalade with the sweet potatoes. With the pistachios it seems a little exotic!

  2. I love love love sweet potatoes in any form. This looks especially wonderful. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.


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