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Recipe of the Day: Colorful sweet potatoes in slow cooker

Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon


4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 10 cups)

1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crushed

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

2 tablespoons butter, cut up

4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

Place sweet potato slices in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, salt, sage, and thyme. Pour over sweet potato slices; toss to coat. Dot with butter.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Before serving, stir to coat with orange juice mixture and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Makes: 10 servings, each with 189 calories, 4 grams fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 509 mg sodium, 36 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein.