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Maya Angelou's Sweet Potatoes McMillan

Treat Yourself to Maya Angelou's Sweet Potatoes

Angelou's latest book is full of her own healthy recipes.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients. Give these a try at your next family dinner.


  • 6 tablespoons butter or
  • margarine, plus more for
  • pan
  • 4 cups mashed, boiled (with
  • skin on), sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground
  • cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons milk or light
  • cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange
  • zest, mixed with 1
  • tablespoon sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 1- quart casserole dish.

    Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, 4 tablespoons

    butter, the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.

    Stir in the Grand Marnier and milk until fully incorporated.

    Turn into the prepared casserole dish, brush the top with

    melted butter, and sprinkle with the orange zest/sugar mix.

    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until browned

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    This recipes is courtesy Dr. Maya Angelou from her cookbook "Great Food All Day Long"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, ginger, grand marnier, salt, orange

    Course: Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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