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This recipe was a hit!! Everyone loved it!! Very easy !! I did make one change I only used 1/2 of the Orange juice. I am putting it on my list for the future.
Really good, one of the family’s favorites. It was a bit soupy but they may be because I prepped it the night before? Not sure, but the flavor was excellent. Will definitely make again, it was very easy.
I think I will try this candied Yams recipe tomorrow. I am cooking a couple of weeks early for us. I enjoy looking at the yams because minor sauce surrounds them.
I only used the butter, 2 cups Brown Sugar, and 1 cup Egg Nog. Sauce came out creamy, sweet, and just enough spice. Topped of with chopped pecans. Delicious!
I made these last year and followed the receipt to a T, and to be honest, 2 cups of OJ was way too much and they tasted more like orange juice than candied yams. Everyone complained, lol, and said what did you do to the candied yams this year? I would try this again with 1 cup of OJ and a bit more brown sugar perhaps.
Bless you for including orange juice and not adding marshmallows. This is how candied yams should be made!
Traditionally we use carnation milk as the liquid instead of O.J. the juice has a more citrus taste to the potatoes when you want more of a sweet creamy
All you really need is butter and brown sugar. If you want, the “eggnog spices” work well with this…allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon. With the ginger and orange juice, it’s starting to sound like General Tsao’s sweet potatoes. I can see the ginger but I would not have thought to try orange juice. I might try a touch of peanut butter but like I said, butter and brown sugar is all you need. You could also do orange zest instead of the juice.
I would cut the orange juice by a cup and maybe add a cup of water or apple juice.
I make a similar version of this recipe!!!!!! I bake the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them, and i use orange juice frozen concentrate to make it more syrupy (no water) and a little butter, and pour it over the potatoes, sprinkle some chunky pecan pieces on top and bake it for about 15 minutes! BUT the point is the orange juice flavor really makes this recipe regardless of the how its made!!!!! i will be saving your recipe and continue peruse your site!! p.s. i came to your site for the Pozole recipe which I will trying soon!
There are two types of brown sugar, the recipe should articulate which was used.
Makes no difference. Either dark or light will do.
Wow!!! I love this recipe. Now I’m on the right track for thanksgiving.
Can you make it with regular sugar
Can these be made ahead of time?
I don’t see why not. Sweet potatoes reheat beautifully.
I also add nutmeg,and vanilla to my candied sweets,,for even more sweetness!!!
Awesome recipe. Best yams I ever made.
I do like this recipe however, instead of all water in the sauté pan I add about a half of cup of amber rum with butter, brown sugar and orange juice.
Made these for Thanksgiving yesterday and they were a hit. The only thing I did different was the addition of toasted pecans and cranberries added at the very last few minutes of cooking. Made a nice tart bite to the sweet deliciousness of the candied yams. And the candied sauce was excellent for dipping the ham. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Step 1 says to boil so at what point to you brown?
You don’t. There is no browning in my recipe. Other commenters say they like it browned, but I don’t. Sorry!