Candied Sweet Potato Recipe

Candied Sweet Potato Recipe

Tasty candied sweet potato recipe with fresh fruits,vegetables and whole grains.

You want to keep your heart healthy, your body in shape and your weight under control. This means that you have to pay careful attention to your daily dietary choices.

Eating healthy means finding the foods that are low in fat, low in calories and still have lots of flavor. Fresh fruits, whole grains and savory vegetables can all offer you delicious taste sensations and healthy nutrition. Best of all these foods contain very little fat.

Creative recipes and wonderful seasonings can be the keys that you need to bring nutritious, healthy dishes to your family table.

Here is a low fat recipe for candied sweet potatoes that will become a family favorite. You will notice that this version does call for sugar, but do not let this be a prejudice. After all you are not eating the entire dessert, and a truly healthy diet can contain some sweets, fats and dairy products as long as moderation is the ‘keyword'.

When you consider the fact that there are no fats in the potatoes, peaches, apples and other seasonings it is easy to see that this recipe can be a welcome bonus to many diet menus. Additionally the honey, citrus fruits and cinnamon are all well respected ingredients that can help your body's natural immune system.

Candied Sweet Potato Recipe:

* 6 pounds sweet potatoes

* 3-4 large peeled peaches

* 4 Rome or Granny Smith apples

* 6 tablespoons butter

* ½ cup dark brown sugar

* 2 cups sugar

* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

* ¼ cup organic honey

* 2 teaspoons nutmeg

* 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

* 1/2 cup peach juice (no sugar added)

* 2 teaspoons lemon zest

* 2 teaspoons orange zest

* 2/3 cup orange juice

* Juice of 1 lemon

Candied Sweet Potato Recipe:


Wash the potatoes; wash and core the apples.

Bake them in a 400F oven for 45-60 minutes. (until fork tender)

Peel the sweet potatoes and apples and then slice each one into thick chunks.

Put the slices into a 2-3 quart casserole dish.

Peel the peaches, cut into thick slices and add these to the potato slices.

Divide the butter into small pats and arrange over the potatoes and apples.

Combine the peach, lemon and orange juices together.

Combine the dark brown and white granulated sugar together with the remaining seasonings.

Evenly sprinkle the sugars/seasonings over the apples and sweet potatoes.

Bake in a covered casserole dish in a 350F oven for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and add the mixed juices to the casserole.

Return the casserole to the oven and cook uncovered for 40- 60 additional minutes.

The candied effect from the butter, sugars and juices will make this a dish that you will be proud to serve at any dinner or family gathering.


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