Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Aunt Mattie's Candied Sweet Potatoes

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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50 Min


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


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.

About this Recipe

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