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Candied Yams

Perfect for Thanksgiving, this recipe for Candied Yams is a perfect side dish your family will absolutely love. Made fresh from scratch!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Candied Yams
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 245 kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes peeled and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a medium sized baking dish and set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Discard cinnamon stick.

  3. Layer sweet potatoes in a baking dish. Pour sauce over the potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil and cook covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 50 minutes, basting the sauce over the sweet potatoes every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Candied Yams
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 623mg18%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24296IU486%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.