Learn to make the best baked sweet potatoes in a delicious orange juice and brown sugar glaze. Whether you're gathering for Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, or a regular Sunday dinner, this Old-Fashioned candied sweet potatoes recipe serves as an ideal side dish for your holiday meal.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, maple, and ginger until well combined.
Evenly pour the brown sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes.
Gently toss the potatoes to coat them in the sauce. Bake for 45-50 minutes, pausing to stir every 15-20 minutes.
Check the sweet potatoes for doneness; they should be firm but easily pierced with a fork.
Once baked, let the yams rest briefly. Enjoy!