Crockpot Southern Candied Yams Recipe

Crockpot Southern Candied Yams Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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These crockpot southern candied yams recipe by sweetsavant on YouTube is simmered in fresh orange juice to enhance the buttery sweet potatoes. Also, you can simmer these on a stovetop in a pot too if you do not have a crockpot. Homemade yams are so much better when you’re using fresh ingredients to make them yourself at home. Although it’s quick and easy to buy canned yams, this recipe puts little to no effort because the crockpot does most of the cooking. I’ve never had candied yams with a touch of orange in them, but I think it would add a perfect sweet tang.



  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 4 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 2 oranges, peel and juice about (1/2 cup of juice)
  • 1 lemon,  juiced
  • 1 cup of brown sugar or raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of water


First, peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into chunks. Then, butter your crockpot and place the sweet potato chunks in there.

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Next, use a peeler to peel an orange and add the skin. Squeeze the orange juice on top of the sweet potatoes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot, and cover with a lid. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours, and stir gently every hour. Continue to watch sweetsavant tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Overall, I’m not a big fan of candied yams, but they make a great holiday side dish. They are a traditional southern recipe for holiday dinners, and they’re easy to make in a crockpot. Plus, this would be great to keep warm in the crockpot before serving too. It would be a nice potluck side dish to bring to a holiday gathering that’s inexpensive and makes a lot for a big family.

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