Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Recipes, Side Dish | 21 comments

Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes

I always think of sweet potatoes in the fall. They taste so good with a meal. At Thanksgiving, many people serve it with lots of marshmallows on top. This recipe for Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes gives a different taste to the same old sweet potatoes. It is delicious, colorful, and very pretty to serve. A friend served it in slices with the glaze spooned over it and I thought it was such a lovely way that I do it, too!

Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes


I have varied the original recipe from just a bit. I wanted more orange flavor so I used 2 Tbsp. of orange concentrate instead of the juice. If you like it with a more subtle orange flavor, just use the orange juice. 


Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes
Recipe Type: Side Dish
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Serves: 8-10 servings
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  • 6 sweet potatoes, halved (I like to peel them and slice them in 3/4 – 1 inch thick slices.)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 c. corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  1. Combine sweet potatoes, salt and 1/2 cup boiling water in saucepan. Simmer covered for 15 minutes or until tender. Pour off all but 1/4 cup stock dot with butter. Combine orange juice, corn syrup and brown sugar. Blend well. Pour over sweet potatoes. Simmer basting frequently for 15 minutes.

First cut the slices about 3/4 – 1 inch thick.. Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes

Boil.  When tender, dot with butter reserving 1/4 cup stock from the potatoes.

Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes


Make the orange candied syrup and pour over the potatoes. Baste with sauce.  

Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes


Other than the usual baking and dotting the sweet potato with butter and brown sugar, this is my favorite way to serve sweet potatoes.

Try them! 

Orange Candied Sweet Potatoes


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  1. Oh I love the bright orange color and the combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • Yes, they are colorful and delicious!

  2. Wow this looks really delicious! I’d love to try this for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

    • Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great recipe…perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

    • Thanks for pinning!

  4. yum! Never made anything like this but I love sweet potatoes so I bet I would love it!

    • Bet you would, too!

  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • Looks and tastes delicious!

  6. This sounds so different! I love the flavor combinations in this! Will need to try this Fall! Thank you for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, we hope to see you again this week.

    • Yes, it is very good and a nice change. It looks so pretty to serve!

  7. I think I will try this – looks delicious!

  8. This looks really good. I love sweet potatoes, but my husband doesn’t 🙁 Needless to see, I usually just bake one for me except for Thanksgiving when the family gets together. Maybe I’ll try this one for the holiday this year. Say this from My Flagstaff home.

    • Yes, this is very good, but different. Don’t know if you’re family is stuck on a certain recipe, but always fun to try something new.

  9. Yum! I can see the orange and sweet potato being wonderful together. What a fun twist on one of my favorites.

    • Yes, they are wonderful! Enjoy!

  10. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing on My Flagstaff Home!


  11. What great ideas for repurposing vintage jello molds. I love the idea for planters, those are cute. I have a couple different shape mold I’ve been holding onto I will have to dig them out.

    • Yes, dig them out and have some fun re-purposing them!

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