Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
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Every holiday my mother makes these candied sweet potatoes with orange juice and every holiday someone asks for her recipe. After 53 years, she certainly has perfected it!

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender but not mushy, 18 to 20 minutes. Drain. Peel sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Discard skins.

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  • Combine brown sugar, butter, orange juice, salt, and cloves in a large skillet or electric frying pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until syrupy. Arrange potato halves in the syrup and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove cloves from syrup before serving, if you wish.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1/2 orange juice and 1/2 pineapple juice if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 166.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2021
I can't wait to make this it sounds so much like the old fashioned potatoes sweet potatoes rather I grew up with. I have a question though can I use canned yams instead of fresh yams and how would that change as far as cooking those in the pan? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2020
Very yummy. I will probably make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2020
I smashed mine in the syrup instead of leaving in chunks and it came out good. I love the flavor of the orange juice and cloves and the simplicity of the recipe. Next time I want to mash them I'll use powdered cloves, though. Read More
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