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Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"This has been a Thanksgiving favorite of ours for many years because it is different from the many mashed sweet potatoes recipes."
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45 m servings 295
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes, or until tender but firm. Drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar, brandy, and salt. Add the sweet potatoes, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring gently, until sweet potatoes are heated through and well glazed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 295 calories; 11.6 36.3 1.9 31 293 Full nutrition

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This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes, as per the original submission.

Most helpful critical review

eh. Just okay. Not bad by any means but not as special as I thought they would be. Nobody at the Thanksgiving table seemed to even notice the brandy.

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This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes, as per the original submission.

This was fabulous! I cut the recipe in half, and I shouldn't have, because there are no leftovers. The recipe doesn't say to precook fresh yams or sweet potatoes, but it's necessary. I baked ...

This was a super-easy recipe and was a big hit at Thanksgiving. I would definitely recommend it. Comments I received were that this recipe had the exact sweetness required for a sweet potato r...

I was worried cause so many people thought this recipe had too much booze taste. I am not a big drinker, but I didnt taste the brandy at all. Purely delicious potatoes! Easy too! Beat the pan...

This recipe was wonderful. I did add alittle more brandy (1 cup for those in my family who needed the little extra holiday cheer ),it was one of the best ways to make sweet potatoes I have found...

This recipe was awesome!! I only had 1/3 cup of brandy and it still turned out great! Nice change from the marshmallow topped casserole. Even if you don't like sweet potatoes, you'll like this! ...

This was so good!! I tried it last year and it was a big hit. I experimented a little with the recipe and turned it into a pie :) I have requests from people wanting me to make the pie for thei...

These had a different flavor and everyone loved it. Even my cousin who DOES NOT like sweet potatoes. Only thing i did different was to boil them until cooked before mixing them with the boiing b...

This is the fastest, easiest dish. And perfectly elegant. Our bottle of brandy sat around doing nothing forever, as we don't really drink that much. After trying it in this recipe, my hubby r...