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Candied Sweet Potatoes

April 12, 2018 |

Recipe courtesy of Chef Stephanie Tyson.
as seen on episode “Sweet Potatoes“, Season 7

Flavor, NC | Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • 5 qts. peeled and ¼ inch sliced sweet potatoes
  • 4 ½ c. white sugar
  • 1c. brown sugar
  • 1tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp. each vanilla and lemon extracts
  • 1 c. whole butter, cubed


In a large baking pan or casserole dish, make a layer of sweet potatoes.
In a medium bowl, combine the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover the layer of sweet potatoes with a1/4 of the mixture. Sprinkle a little of the vanilla and lemon extracts. Dot the layer with ¼ of the butter cubes. Repeat layers until potatoes, sugar mixture, extracts and butter are used.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the foil and drain ½ of the liquid then bake uncovered for an additional ½ hour to caramelize the potatoes and syrup.


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