Candied Sweet Potatoes

Everyone knows Thanksgiving is not complete without a sweet potatoe casserole.  This Candied Sweet Potato Recipe is a delicious family favorite!

  • 6 -7 large sweet potatoes (about 4 lbs.)
  • 1 orange, unpeeled
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c orange juice
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans

Peel potatoes, cut into 2″ chunks and parboil until fork-tender, but still firm. Drain potatoes and arrange in single layer in lightly greased 9 X 13″ baking dish.  Combine butter and remaining ingredients in saucepan and heat until boiling.  Pour over potatoes.  Slice unpeeled orange and place the slices on top of the potatoes.  Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for about 30-40 minutes, basting often with juices.

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