Southern style sweet baked candied yams with an unexpected citrus twist.
candied yams, sweet potatoes
pure vanilla extract
REAL not imitation
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the sweet potatoes. Boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes to soften and make them easier to peel and slice.
Cut the sweet potatoes into thick slices. You may also cube them if you prefer. Don't cut too small to avoid them turning into mush.
Put the sweet potatoes in a baking dish.
Add the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and orange juice. Stir everything together.
Lay the butter pieces on top.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake 30-45 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Serve hot.
I boil my sweet potatoes before peeling as this makes it easier to peel & slice.
I also like to add a splash of orange juice to my yams to give it a citrus twist. You can do lemon juice instead. Or some lemon zest if you're fancy.
Do not use imitation vanilla. Only
real vanilla extract
will do. I repeat- Don't do it.
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