Candied Orange Sweet Potatoes


Brighten up candied sweet potatoes with a hint of citrus. This orange sweet potato recipe is one side dish so delicious that it might just steal the show from the entree.

Candied Orange Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
5 cups


  • 2 ½ pound sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 orange, very thinly sliced and seeds removed

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Layer potatoes in a 2-quart baking dish. Top with the orange slices. In a small saucepan melt butter and sugar together over medium-low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in orange juice and vanilla. Pour over potatoes and orange slices. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and browned, spooning juices over potatoes halfway through the uncovered baking time. Grate nutmeg over the top and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
9g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 416mg 9%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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