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brown sugar candied yums with rosemary

Brown Sugar Candied Yams

Brown Sugar Candied Yams are roasted in a butter-brown sugar sauce flavored with fresh orange, autumn spices, and fragrant rosemary.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar Candied Yams
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 530kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2.5 - 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  • Place the sweet potatoes chunks in a large pot and cover with a couple inches of cold water. Add the sald and bring to a boil. Boil for 7-10 minutes, or until you can just starting to get tender, but not fully cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients in a large sauté pan and bring to a boil on high heat. Cook until sauce reduces to a syrup.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add sweet potatoes to a large lightly buttered casserole dish, add the sauce, toss gentle to combine.
  • Bake until the sauce reduces to a syrup and the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.
  • Garnish with a bit of orange zest and some rosemary.



Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 1234mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 44741IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg