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Grandma's Red Hot Southern Sweet Potatoes

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"My grandmother used to make this simple sweet-spicy dish every year for the holidays. It's so delicious, you'll want to make it all year."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook over medium heat until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain water, and place potatoes in a large casserole dish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, red hot candies, and water. Pour over the sweet potatoes in the dish.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until sweet potatoes are soft, and the candies are melted. After this, you may top with marshmallows, and return the dish to the oven for 10 minutes to toast them.
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Nov 24, 2004

I made this for my office Thanksgiving Day dinner. I was very nervous since no one had ever heard of using the cinnamon candies in the recipie. It was the hit. People went back for seconds and thirds. I had several people ask for the recipie. I'm making it again for our own dinner....

 
Oct 27, 2005

This is clever, unique and delicious. I had a feeling this would be good but this was wow! I highly recommend giving this a try, esp. if you love cinnamon and sweet potatoes. It's almost like a dessert. It was easy to make too.

 

7 Ratings

Mar 18, 2006

WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too sweet

 
Oct 12, 2011

This is just like what my mom and Granny made. We swapped half & half for the water. Very good and simple recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 513 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 110.7 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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