Pressure Cooker Orange-Maple Sweet Potatoes
- 3 slices bacon
- 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch thick
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
For best results, we recommend using:
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bacon in the hot skillet until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes per side; drain on a plate lined with paper towel. Crumble bacon.
- Place sweet potatoes in the steel pot of a pressure cooker.
- Stir orange juice, butter, maple syrup, and salt together in a bowl; pour over sweet potatoes and stir to coat.
- Seal lid on the pressure cooker, turn steam vent to Sealing, and cook on High Pressure for 6 minutes. Immediately turn steam vent to Venting to Quick Release pressure.
- Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon to a serving dish.
- Press Cancel on the pressure cooker and select Sauté.
- Stir cornstarch into cold water in a small bowl to dissolve; add to the liquid remaining in the pressure cooker. Simmer sauce, stirring frequently with a whisk, until smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Spoon sauce over potatoes and top with bacon.
Combining cornstarch and cold water is called making a slurry. It is used to thicken a sauce. It is important to make the slurry with cold liquid, and then add the slurry to the warm simmering sauce.
What others are saying
Teddy Sibert says:
When I think of maple, orange, and bacon I automatically think breakfast, but this dish actually worked perfectly for dinner. I paired it with a pork chop, and the sweet and salty combination was terrific. Also incredibly simple to make in my Multipot.
Erin Hudson says:
Amazing dish. I threw in 2 tsp of brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit and instead of bacon I used some thick cut pancetta from our local butcher shop. The saltiness from the pork helped balance out the sweetness of the dish.
Jessica Scott says:
My husband looked at me crazy when I used orange juice for these sweet potatoes, but then he tried it and now he is obsessed. This is such an easy dish and the citrus glaze sauce is phenomenal. The natural maple syrup is perfect as a natural sweetener, without having to add refined sugar. Love this recipe!