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Florida Candied Yams – with a touch of Bourbon!

Florida Candied Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Florida Candied Yams - with a touch of Bourbon

This is an easy way to make candied yams for that special holiday.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 3 lbs. Yams or Sweet Potatoes Peeled and cut in 1/2 inch round discs
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (or light brown)
  • 1 1/4 cups White, preferably florida sugar
  • 1 stick Butter (1/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup Florida orange juice
  • 3 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 oz. Good Bourbon Optional, of course


  • This is truly a one pot solution. Add the ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for 45-50 minutes until yams are just fork tender.
  • At the end of cooking the yams, if the sauce is not thick like syrup, remove the yams to a serving dish and reduce the liquid to syrup consistency and pour over the yams.
  • That's it - enjoy!
Keyword Florida, sweet potatoes, yams
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