Rating: 4.56 stars
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 165
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2

These sweet potatoes are easy to make and not overly sweet.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil cut-up sweet potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.

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  • Melt butter and brown sugar together in a frying pan until bubbly. Add orange juice and stir until smooth. Add the sweet potatoes and cook slowly, turning occasionally until caramelized, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If syrup is too thin, add a bit more brown sugar.

You can also bake the sweet potatoes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until fork-tender.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 33.3g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 100.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (114)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
This is an easy and great tasting receipe. I changed it a little; I used maple syrup instead of brown sugar. I also cut the sweet potatoes in chunks raw, placed them in a buttered covered casserole dish and pour the sauce mixture over them, put them in a 375 degree oven for approx. an hour until the potatoes were done. Less time in the kitchen and less cleanup. Will use it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2002
Not at all as expected and the preparation is a bit much for a cooking holiday that is over-taxed to begin with. Read More
(4)
243 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 165
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
This is an easy and great tasting receipe. I changed it a little; I used maple syrup instead of brown sugar. I also cut the sweet potatoes in chunks raw, placed them in a buttered covered casserole dish and pour the sauce mixture over them, put them in a 375 degree oven for approx. an hour until the potatoes were done. Less time in the kitchen and less cleanup. Will use it again! Read More
(408)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2005
Yams were very good. I added cinnamon and vanilla extract to the recipe. Next time I will reduce or cut out the orange juice. I found the juice to be a bit overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
This recipe is great I made a few changes to it. I used yams instead of sweet potatoes. The color and the taste of the dish turned out better with yams I didn't add the orange juice to it also so that it can caramelized It tasted just as good without the orange juice! I will make this dish again but next time I'll add less butter to it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
These are to die for! I make these sweet potatoes every holiday we get!:) Make sure you boil the sweet potatoes until just a tad bit under done. That way when you cook them in the butter and brown sugar they'll cook the rest of the way there and not break up and turn to mush. edited to add...you need to add another 3/4 cup brown sugar to make the sauce not runny. I also cut the orange juice a tad too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
This is almost the same as the one I make every year except I add about 1/4 teas of cinnamon and precook the sweet potatoes then slice and put in the candied sauce. I have made the day before and then put the in the oven to heat while making the gravey. Have been asked many times to bring these to pot lucks. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
This was very good - easy and delicious. The orange juice adds a wonderful taste - if you have any doubts add a little taste it and decide if you want to add more. I also sliced the potatoes and boiled them with the skin on. After they were tender I drained the water let them cool and then cubed the potatoe slices. It is easier to cut cooked sweet potatoes then raw ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
These were yummy! I used 3 large sweet potatoes and instead of baking for boiling them I microwaved them until finished and then peeled the skin off and cubed them. I also added a cinnamon spice mix to give it some flavor while cooking...I think that made them even better! My husband loved them! I had it as a side dish to "awesome honey pecan prok chops". SO YUMMY! O Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
Mmmmmm, mmmmmmm good. Everyone asked for seconds~~and for the recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2005
I liked the potatoes and do agree that they are not overly sweet but I thought it was difficult to get the potatoes to the right consistency. My advice: leave them slightly firm before adding them to the sauce. After cooking for 20 more minutes mine were too soft and mushy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2002
Not at all as expected and the preparation is a bit much for a cooking holiday that is over-taxed to begin with. Read More
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