Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet PotatoesCandied Sweet Potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes are sticky, sweet and bathed in butter, brown sugar and orange juice. In a word, delicious. The perfect partner for a baked ham and they are a must for the holidays.

These are a must for our annual Boxing day meal of baked ham served with these candied sweet potatoes, which we also bake fresh pineapple chunks into the glorious butter, brown sugar and orange sauce. Serve these with boiled and buttered baby chat potatoes, tossed with freshly chopped Italian parsley, along with fresh green beans, frenched, and you have a meal worthy of all of the compliments. A simple meal, but one we look forward to on an annual basis. Each. And. Every. Year! Big fat yum.

Even sized potatoes

So they cook at the same time, it is important to cut the pieces into roughly the same size. By selecting sweet potatoes that are close to the same size means your sweet potatoes will cook evenly.

candied sweet potatoes ingredients on a marble bench

Pre cooking the potatoes

Pre cooking the potatoes till they are just tender allows for further cooking in the butter, brown sugar and orange juice so the potatoes absorb the gorgeous sweet buttery juices before the butter and sugar burns.

The sauce is delicious, sticky and sweet

It’s all about the sauce in this recipe. It takes yummy tasting sweet potatoes into another dimension. Lusciously coated and drunk with the flavours of butter, orange juice and brown sugar. They are like a sponge that simply soak up all of the glorious flavours to deliver a stunning vegetable dish that entices the palate. Can’t get enough of these babies!

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What’s your favourite sweet potato recipe?

We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make these delicious candied sweet potatoes.

Candied Sweet Potatoes
Yield: 4-6 serves

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Candied sweet potatoes are sticky, sweet and bathed in butter, brown sugar and orange juice. What's not to like?


  • 3 even sized sweet potatoes, weighing about 350g (12 ounces) each
  • 50 g (2 ounces) butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar


  • peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) slices
  • put sweet potatoes in a pot of water and bring to the boil
  • cook potatoes till just tender
  • drain potatoes and spread evenly into a baking dish
  • melt the butter
  • add orange juice, zest and brown sugar to the butter
  • pour this mixture over the sweet potatoes
  • bake in oven for 25 minutes
  • turn potatoes and bake for a further 25 minutes
  • serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g


Despite the fact that Retrievers are reputed to be fast learners, when it comes to food this Retriever can’t help himself.

Cooper locked off the deck while we do a photo shoot aged about 6 months

Cooper locked off the deck while we do a photo shoot aged about 8 months

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  1. These tasted great but the recipe called for too much butter. I will definitely make this again but I will cut the butter in half next time.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi, so pleased you enjoyed the candied potatoes. Thanks for commenting. Regards, Jo and Jen

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