Quick and Easy Zippy Sweet Potatoes

This is a delicious side dish that takes only minutes to prepare! It’s wonderful served with almost anything, but we especially like it with Ten Minute Spicy Ham Steak.


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup sugar (you can use Splenda)
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or salt substitute
  • 1 cup Pineapple Orange Pepper Jelly
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

What to do:

Put the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil.  then reduce heat and simmer for about 7 minutes, covered.

While your potatoes are simmering, get out another saucepan and put the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in it. Gradually, and stirring constantly, stir in the Pineapple Orange Habanero Pepper Jelly and bring to a boil. When it thickens – about 2 minutes – add the butter and stir until butter is melted.

Drain the sweet potatoes and put them in a serving dish. Pour Pineapple Orange Pepper Jelly mixture over the potatoes and gently stir to coat.

Serves 4-6 people, depending on their appetites. You won’t have any leftovers; take our word for it.  We never have any leftovers when we use our popular Texas Pepper Jelly.

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