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Candied Yams

Michelle Boulé
Perfect for Thanksgiving, this recipe for Candied Yams is a perfect side dish your family will absolutely love. Made fresh from scratch!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 245 kcal


  • Baking Dish
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pie Dish


  • ½ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 3 Pounds Sweet Potatoes peeled and sliced


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


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 5gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 24296IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Candied Yams
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