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Candied Yams

Candied Yams
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    Side Dish

  • Cusine



3 pounds garnet or ruby sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks


2 cups orange juice

1-1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 Tbsp butter


Place the cut sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with a couple inches of cold water. Bring to a boil and add a generous pinch of salt. Boil the sweet potatoes for 5-10 minutes, or until you can just pierce them with the tines of a fork, but not fully cooked . Drain and set aside.

Mix the remaining ingredients in a shallow, wide sauté pan and bring to a boil on high heat.

Add the sweet potatoes and coat well with the sauce. Boil on high heat until the sauce reduces to a syrup, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.