candied sweet potatoes

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Sena Wilson
Lake Jackson, TX

My mother passed this recipe down to us. It has been a family recipe used throughout my entire life, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a tradition that is being passed down to my is just not the holidays without Candied Sweet Potatoes. It is simple and has a wonderful "taste" of buttery orange syrup.

★★★★★ 2
method Stove Top

Ingredients For candied sweet potatoes

  • 3
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 stick
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 c
  • dash
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract or orange flavoring
  • 2 - 3 dash
    yellow food coloring (optional)

How To Make candied sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Prepare sweet potatoes by peeling and cutting into chucks. Set aside.
  • 2
    Combine sugar, water, orange juice, butter and salt in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Bring back to a boil then lower heat but maintain a simmer "boil" of syrup. Stir occassionally and baste the potatoes with sauce. Add the food coloring for visual effect. Cook until potatoes are tender (add more water if syrup is too thick). Serve!
  • 3
    Note: Double syrup recipe for a large batch of potatoes.