Candy Sweet Potatos

sweet-potato10My Grandmother made the best ooie gooie sweet potatoes ever. Through the years I have duplicated them hit and miss. I knew the basic ingredients (she never said exactly how she put them together)

She always used fresh sweet potatoes and the sugar always turned into a thick stringy sauce. I had boiled everything into a syrup poured it over the raw sweet potatoes then baked them. Sometimes thick and gooey sometimes very watery. I could never get a consistent outcome.

Well a few weeks ago BY ACCIDENT I happened upon this method. Everyone loved them so much I have now made them 3 times to make sure it was not just a fluke.

These are not for those who are cutting down on sugar, butter or sweet.
They truly are candied sweet potatoes :)

Enjoy!

Candied Sweet Potatoes
Serves 8
Candies sweet potatoes that live up to their name with CANDIED being the operative work.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
327 calories
56 g
30 g
12 g
2 g
7 g
162 g
70 g
37 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
162g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327
Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 7g
36%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 70mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 56g
19%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 37g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
329%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. Sweet Potatoes (3 or 4 large)
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 2 tsp. orange zest
  5. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  6. ½ tsp. clove
  7. 1 cube butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add cube of butter to a 9 by 13 inch cake pan and melt in oven taking care not to burn.
  2. Peel and cut potatoes into chunks and place in a large plastic baggie.
  3. Mix sugars, zest, cinnamon and clove together.
  4. Pour over the cut up sweet potatoes in the plastic bag. Hold end shut with lots of air and shake to coat sweet potatoes well.
  5. Dump the contents of the bag (even the extra sugar mixture) into the melted butter in the cake pan.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and turn the potatoes over in the syrup. Place back in oven and cook for another 30 minutes.
  8. If they are not roasted and glazed enough continue to bake. You are aiming for the sauce to be stringy (see the edge of the bowl in the second to last image below).
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calories
327
fat
12g
protein
2g
carbs
56g
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