Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10


Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries is an elegant twist on a holiday favorite featuring additional citrus flavors. Top with toasted pecans or walnuts for a festive flair!


  • 2 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed and peeled
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup Orange Tangerine Flavor NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)


CUT sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.

MELT butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in cloves. Add potatoes; cover. Cook, stirring once or twice, for 12 to 18 minutes or until almost tender.

STIR in cranberries, Juicy Juice and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover. Cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in syrup; heat through. Sprinkle with nuts before serving.

Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

by E. Eileen , on Dec. 2009

I made these for Thanksgiving instead of the traditional baked yams with brown sugar.I was wondering why this dish was so tart with the cranberries.Then I realized I forgot to put the maple syrup in them.You want to definitely put in the maple syrup to have that touch of sweetness

Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

by N. Nancy , DANA POINT, CA on Nov. 2007

I tried this dish for Thanksgiving and used fresh cranberries instead of frozen. It was great. It had wonderful flavor. Definitely would make this again. Everyone was asking where I got the recipe. Thanks for a great holiday dish!

holiday sweet potatoes with cranberries

by e. elaine , LITTLE FALLS, NJ on Nov. 2007

What a delicious side dish! Easy to make, but very hard to resist! Make and enjoy some today!

Very Satisfying

by M. Marlene , FREEBURG, IL on Feb. 2005

I recently made this dish and it was so very good! Not having maple syrup, I substituted a sugar free maple flavored pancake syrup and the dish was still just absolutely divine! If you haven't tried this one you should.

holiday potatoes

by C. Carine , LAGUNA HILLS, CA on Dec. 2004

these were a wonderful change from the typical marshmallow topped version. I personally loved the tangy cranberries and the apricot taste.

Sweet potatoes with cranberries

by L. Linda , Vacaville, CA on Nov. 2004

I liked this recipe very much, and so did everyone at my Thanksgiving table. It was easy to make and tasted delicious. It had a subtle sweetness without being heavy. I used fresh cranberries instead of frozen and pure maple syrup. I also put some vegetable oil on the raw pecans and toasted them in the oven with the turkey for about 10 minutes. I got nothing but rave reviews from my guests. Thank you for an original and tasty meal.

sweet potatoes with cranberries

by T. Terry , Lakewood, CO on Nov. 2004

Very different treatment for cranberries. Good color for the yams.