Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes

Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Claudia McClaran


Many years ago, someone in the family collected recipes from descendants of my great grandparents, William M. and Florence E. (Snodgrass) Whaley and had them compiled into a cookbook. I am posting those recipes here so that they will not be lost. This recipe was submitted by my Great Aunt Mattie.


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2 lb
sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
1 c
dried apricots, cooked and drained, reserve 1/4 cup liquid
1/4 c
liquid drained from apricots after cooking
1 c
brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
butter, melted
1 tsp
grated orange peel
1/4 c
chopped walnuts or pecans

How to Make Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes


  • 1Follow package directions for rehydrating/cooking dried apricots.
  • 2Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  • 3Cut sweet potatoes into thick slices. Arrange in casserole dish that has been greased.
  • 4Cover sweet potato slices with a layer of apricots.
  • 5Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • 6Repeat layers.
  • 7Combine melted butter, 1/4 cup liquid from cooking the apricots and orange zest. Pour over potatoes.
  • 8Bake 45 minutes, uncovered. Sprinkle with nuts an return to oven for 5 more minutes.
  • 9This is also good with pineapple substituted for dried apricots.

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About Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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