From, "At Your Service...Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


Rinse the sweet potatoes and place in a large Dutch oven.  Cover with water.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cook, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until tender but not soft; drain and cool.  Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into serving-size pieces.  Place in a buttered 2-1/2 quart or 9x13-inch glass baking dish.  Combine the brown sugar, orange juice and butter in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until clear.  Pour over the sweet potatoes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, basting with the sauce several times.

This is a great make-ahead dish.  It can be made one day ahead, covered, chilled, and reheated in the oven or microwave.

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