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   Saturday, August 17, 2019 

Jamaica Flag Candied Sweet Potatoes



Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8
Country: Jamaica


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsps. soft margarine
  • 3 Tbsps. brown sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 Tbsps. cornstarch, dissolved in water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C. Lightly grease 20cm 20cm 5 cm casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Boil potatoes in salted water, for about 5 minutes. Drain, set aside.
  3. Melt soft margarine, add sugar, orange juice, dissolved cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
  4. Place sweet potatoes and raisins in a casserole. Pour on liquid and sprinkle with cinnamon and bake until syrup is formed and potatoes cooked.


Serve with baked ham, turkey or other festive dish.


Sweet potato is a relative of the yam family.

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