Candied Sweet Potatoes

Welcome to Mouthwatering Monday.

Today's feature is Candied Sweet Potatoes. These are a terrific alternative to the standard mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecan topping. Not that I've ever turned down mashed sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecan topping. I'm just saying...variety is the sweet potato of life.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

6 large sweet potatoes (about 4 lbs)
1 lemon
1 orange
3/4 C butter, melted
2 C sugar
1/2 C orange juice
2 t ground cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t cloves

Peel potatoes; cut potatoes, lemon, and orange into 1/4-inch slices.


Place potato slices in a lightly greased 11x7 baking dish; arrange lemon and orange slices over potato.


I use the tip of a knife to pop the seeds out of the lemon slices.

Combine melted butter, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour mixture over potato mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand 1 hour.


Oh yeah, now we're starting to look sweet and candied.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 1 1/2 hours, basting often with pan juices.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

This dish makes people go, "Ohhhhh!" when you place it on the table. It's very pretty.

I've never been able to decide if you are supposed to eat the lemon and orange or not. I usually shove them aside and go for the tender sweet potatoes. What do you think?

Serves 8-10.

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Formerly known as Frau said...

Thanks for sharing recipe..seems easy and I think I can make it. Not the best cook in the world! Have a great week!

Amy said...

Frau - It is VERY easy! And the best part is it looks and tastes fancier than it is. I love those recipes.

Liz Mays said...

I'd go straight to the sweet potatoes too. It looks beautiful!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh.... I love the idea of using lemons with sweet potatoes. YUM!! And it looks gorgeous.


Rachel said...

Amy... i love you.

I am SO making this for this year's feast! YUM!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I love sweet potatoes!

Unknown said...

I Iove sweet potatoes, these sound so YUMMY!!!

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and instead of cinnamon I used a dash of red pepper. I loved the little bit of zip with the sweet.

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