*Use regular orange juice or use the juice of fresh oranges after you've zested. Be careful of using mixed fruit flavor orange juices as they are generally sweeter than plain orange juice and may add more sweetness than you desire in this dish.
*Make ahead tips: The dish can be assembled the day before up through pouring the glaze over the potatoes. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to bake. Add the pecans just before baking. You may need to extend the baking time by 5 or 10 minutes to get the dish fully heated through. You MUST be careful to use a dish that can go from refrigerator to oven without issue or you may end up cracking the dish. If you are worried about this, just get a head start by baking the potatoes the day before, then peeling and slicing them the day you will serve them, continuing with the recipe as written.
Recipe adapted from My Recipes
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