Candied Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This was my mother's recipe that I enjoyed all my life, and it was better than any others that I ever tasted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and quarter the yams or sweet potatoes.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a large pot and cook the potatoes on top of the stove over medium heat and stirring every so often until potatoes are soft.
  3. Also, don’t be afraid of adding more brown sugar and/or orange juice if needed. The ingredients need to cover the potatoes.


Most Helpful

Fantastic recipe - and so very easy - thanks!

Vaguely Vegan November 20, 2009

I used the yellow colored yams and brown cane suger. Served with turkey, and three persons (of 30) asked repeatedly for the recipe. Many thanks, Alan, to Mom, and Recipe Czar! Kim in Paris

Kim Naef December 20, 2003

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