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Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"This is a favorite of ours for many years because it is different from the many mashed sweet potatoes recipes. Originally submitted to"
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servings 197
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 2 inch chunks. Place them in a large pot of water and boil until tender.
  2. In a large skillet melt the butter or margarine. Stir in the brown sugar, brandy and salt. Stir until smooth. Add the sweet potatoes. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sweet potatoes are heated through and well glazed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 197 calories; 7.7 24.2 1.3 20 196 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I substituted dark rum for the brandy. I also put chopped pecans mixed with brown sugar on top and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It is delicious!

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like it (and I'll eat almost anything) and neither did the rest of the family. At first it seemed like the brandy taste was way to strong. What the recipe fails to tell you is that you...

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I substituted dark rum for the brandy. I also put chopped pecans mixed with brown sugar on top and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It is delicious!

Delicious and different! My son and I really enjoyed these. I agree with some of the other reviewers that you have to cook the sauce down till it loses that strong alcohol flavor and develops ...

I made it three times over the Thanksgiving holiday (three different Thanksgivings... mmmmmm) and every time, people wanted the recipe. Its delicious, and I recommend cooking it longer than the ...

Delicious! Much more sophisticated flavor than the usual candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows. The recipe did not say to cook until the glaze thickens, but I assume that's what is supposed...

As a B.S. nutritionist, I am always looking for low-cal, low-fat options for my patients. This is a lot less sweet than regular candied sweet potatoes. I, and my diabetic husband, really enjoy...


Very good - most definitely not your ordinary yams with melted marshmellows on top. These had a distinct flavor that was not rooted in sugary sweetness. Instead, it was much more refined and c...

These were the hit of Thanksgiving dinner. It took a while for the glaze to reduce, but the end result was heavenly. The brandy added a great taste without being overpowering. This will be ou...

A wonderful, easy, adult-tasting recipe. Served it for Thanksgiving and it went wonderfully with all the other flavors. You can just get a hint of the brandy coming through and it's wonderful....