Paul Prudhomme's Candied Yams

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a 4-quart saucepan over high heat; when about half melted , add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Stir, cover, and cook over high heat until mixture comes to a strong boil, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir then reduce heat and simmer covered 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover and continue cooking until sweet potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks.
  6. Orange and lemon slices can also be discarded if desired.
  7. Serve immediately, undrained.
  8. Can also be mashed.


Most Helpful

I need this recipe becouse it was a top-of-the-stove variation. I adapted it for our family by adding only the cup of brown sugar, not the white, and replacing the orange and lemon with a heaping Tbl. of orange marmalade.I also used 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg instead of all the other spices. My family loved it! I didn't 'rate' the recipe becouse I adapted it so much. I took about 1/2 hour to cook on medium high.

Zenwitch November 30, 2002

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