And I thought I was the only one to think of this... well, I went searching online after I made these and found a few other recipes with the same idea. Oh, well. It doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the originality of this wonderful addition to a holiday menu. I mean, seriously, how cute are these? And they are so simple to make... other than scraping out the orange from its peel, which I found a little daunting. But worth the time and effort to showcase the beauty of this nourishing, simple, whole-foods combination.
- sweet potatoes
- navel oranges (½ orange per one potato)
- grated nutmeg and black pepper to garnish
- Bake the sweet potatoes, let cool (enough to handle), scrape out the flesh and place in a food processor.
- Cut the orange(s) in half horizontally, taking off a small amount on the top and bottom so they sit level, remove any seeds and add ½ orange per one potato to the food processor.
- Process until smooth and fluffy.
- Add the mixture back into the orange shells, top with a little freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg and broil for about 10 minutes to set.
Now, if you've been doing the math in your head, you will have realized that you will have more sweet potato filling than you will have orange shells. So, what's a chef to do? Make some fresh orange juice and you will have plenty of shells to fill! :)