GrandMa Gertrude Byars Candied Sweet Potatoes

Grandma Gertrude Byars Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Rick Casteel


This is a delicious simple candied sweet potato recipe from my friend in High School Kathy Byars's Grandmother. Enjoy.


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  • 4 medium
    sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How to Make GrandMa Gertrude Byars Candied Sweet Potatoes


  1. Peel and boil Sweet Potatoes.
    Cook until almost done.
  2. In a different boiler, combine all other ingredients and bring to a boil.
    Drain sweet potatoes and then cut into chunks or strips. Add the mixture and continue cooking until potatoes are done and mixture begins thickening.
  3. Optional Top with a few mini marshmallows and bake until golden

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About GrandMa Gertrude Byars Candied Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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