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Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes

 Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes
To make it easier to bring this traditional Southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's hard to go wrong with candied sweet potatoes when it comes to pleasing a crowd.—Deirdre Dee Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine sugars. In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker,
  • layer a third of the sweet potatoes; sprinkle with a third of the
  • sugar mixture. Repeat layers twice. In a small bowl, combine the
  • butter, vanilla and salt; drizzle over potatoes. Cover and cook on
  • low for 5-6 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a serving dish; keep
  • warm. Pour cooking juices into a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir
  • into pan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for
  • 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over sweet potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup sweet potato with 1/4 cup sauce equals 252 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.