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Candied Sweet Potatoes

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servings 327 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (4 - 6 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.4g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Boil cut-up sweet potatoes or bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) whole sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. In a frying pan, melt the butter and brown sugar together until bubbly. Add the orange juice and stir until smooth. Add the cut-up sweet potatoes and cook slowly, turning occasionally until the sweet potatoes are caramelized, about 20 minutes. If syrup is too thin, add a bit more brown sugar.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 93 Ratings

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These are to die for! I make these sweet potatoes every holiday we get! :) Make sure you boil the sweet potatoes until just a tad bit under done. That way when you cook them in the butter and b...

Most helpful critical review

DO not bake it first! It didn't turn out like expected at all.

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These are to die for! I make these sweet potatoes every holiday we get! :) Make sure you boil the sweet potatoes until just a tad bit under done. That way when you cook them in the butter and b...

These were yummy! I used 3 large sweet potatoes and instead of baking for boiling them, I microwaved them until finished and then peeled the skin off and cubed them. I also added a cinnamon sp...

I liked the potatoes, and do agree that they are not overly sweet, but I thought it was difficult to get the potatoes to the right consistency. My advice: leave them slightly firm before adding ...

YUM! These turned out great! (Even better than my mom's.) I used canned sweet potatoes/yams. I turned the heat to high the last few minutes to carmelize them. I also added a tad more brown ...

These candied sweet potatoes turned out pretty good! It wasn't the easiest recipe because it did not specify how "large" the sweet potatoes had to be, so I eye-balled it since I bought JUMBO sw...

I made these yesterday, and I had to eye ball everything because I had to make a Big pan full of them. I cheated and bought the canned yams and drained them. I put the yams in one of those turke...

Decided at the last minute Thanksgiving to make this recipe. Didn't have OJ on hand, so I substituted pineapple juice. Added a drizzle of vanilla, and sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg. Very...

I loved this recipe and so did everyone else. It is a bit on the sweet side. What I loved about it was it wasn't liquidy. I ususually get a seperate bowl for my sweet potatoes b/c their juicy...

This is the best recipe for Sweet Poatoes I've ever had. Absolutely divine, loved the texture.