Recipe by Brenda
"These sweet potatoes are easy to make and not overly sweet. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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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 brown sugar, they'll cook the rest of the way there and not break up and turn to mush.
edited to add...you need to add another 3/4 cup brown sugar to make the sauce not runny. I also cut the orange juice a tad too.
DO not bake it first! It didn't turn out like expected at all.
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 spice mix to give it some flavor while cooking...I think that made them even better! My husband loved them! I had it as a side dish to "awesome honey pecan prok chops". SO YUMMY! O
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 them to the sauce. After cooking for 20 more minutes, mine were too soft and mushy.
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 sugar to thicken. They were wonderful and I will make them every year for the holidays!
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 sweet potatoes. RESERVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME for this recipe....the sweet potatoes have to boil (or cook depending on which way you do this recipe), the butter, brown sugar, and O.J. have to mix thoroughly. And then the "Candied" process begins...which takes around 20-25 minutes of attention, sturring, and a careful eye. All in all, I like this recipe, I wouldn't give it 5 stars for preparation, probably 4. But 5 out of 5 stars for taste. My family enjoyed it! Happy Holidays!
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 turkey cooking trays and filled it up. I then turned the oven on to 375 and cooked the yams for 25mins while I got the sauce ready. I again had to double up on the sauce, but I used everything. I added just a little spoon full of cornstarch to thinken up the sauce. Once missed well I took out the yams and poured the sauce on them. I covered it with foil and put in back in to cook for about 15 mins, then pulled it out and put little marshmellows on top and put them back in the oven to melt. My husband brought these to work for a pot luck and everyone loved them. It was all gone real fast.
*PS* Dont forget to put foil over the yams while they are cooking without the marshmellows on them.
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 good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 84
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