Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Savor the sweet flavors in this Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe.

Treasured Amish And Mennonite Recipes

In this newly revised edition of “Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes,” you’ll find an endless array of appetizers, main dishes and desserts that are easy to make and require only the simplest and freshest ingredients.

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Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes glisten and contain a delectable flavor. This recipe is excerpted from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011), a cookbook filled with down-to-earth dishes that have been bringing families and communities together at the table for generations. 

Apricot-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Serves 8-10 

• 3 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cut up
• 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 5 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 cup apricot nectar
• 1/2 cup hot water
• 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
• 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
• 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Place sweet potatoes in a 13x9x 3-inch baking dish and set aside. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Stir in apricot nectar, water, and orange peel. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and nuts.

Pour over sweet potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

—Virginia Gindlesperger; Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

To learn more about Amish culture and to try more delicious, down-home recipes, read Mennonite Recipes and a Brief History of the Amish.


This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes by Mennonite Central Committee, published by Fox Chapel Publishing, 2011.