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  • How can i make syrupy sweet potatos like you get from a can?

    such as bruces yams?

    they use corn syrup but i was wondering how i would cook regular sweet potatoes and get that syrupy look and taste.

  • #2
    Honestly, would you want them to be syrupy and sweet? They have a wonderful sweet taste and texture to start with.

    I guess you could bake them, then mash they up with maple syrup or something...or you could just leave them be.
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    • #3
      Make a simple syrup with an alternative sweetener and water? Or coconut nectar, but I think coconut nectar tastes funky (in a good way)
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      • #4
        cook them longer than you think you'd need to

        bake them in the oven til juice coming out caramelizes

        microwave them a few minutes extra

        slice and boil til the water cooks down. the canned stuff (or southern cooking) add some kind of sugar. if you want syrupy sweet, you can add a little brown sugar/cinnamon to the water
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        • #5
          i've added crushed pineapple to mine, and instead of marshmallows on the top i've used banana slices. Yum

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          • #6
            We roast them with butter and maple syrup. They are dandy candies!
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            • #7
              As there already pretty sweet I tend to think less is more but any of the following work fine for adding that extra sweetness/syrupyness.
              Maple syrup
              Jaggery goor
              Muscovado sugar
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                Make a simple syrup with an alternative sweetener and water? Or coconut nectar, but I think coconut nectar tastes funky (in a good way)
                would this just be as simple as 1/2 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup water? and heat to a boil and then mix in to super csoft cooked sweet potato chunks per blood orchids recommendation? I'm gonna make some marshamllows with hone/water/gelatin recipe ive seen to top it with so i just want this to be the best possible indulgence of ooey gooey sweet potatoey deliciousness. carbs, calories, fat, insulin, leptin, what the hell ever else be fucking damned.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                  would this just be as simple as 1/2 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup water? and heat to a boil and then mix in to super csoft cooked sweet potato chunks per blood orchids recommendation? I'm gonna make some marshamllows with hone/water/gelatin recipe ive seen to top it with so i just want this to be the best possible indulgence of ooey gooey sweet potatoey deliciousness. carbs, calories, fat, insulin, leptin, what the hell ever else be fucking damned.
                  I wouldent add any water.. just drizzle maple syrup over the (baked)Sweet potato chunks along with any spices you want to add and cook for a bit more till the maple syrup starts to candy/carmelize

                  adding water would just make it watery.
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                  • #10
                    Reduce some apple cider until it's syrupy and add butter and cinnamon to taste before pouring over well-baked sweet potatoes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by j3nn View Post
                      We roast them with butter and maple syrup. They are dandy candies!

                      ^ This! +1

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                      • #12
                        Take a sweet potato, dampen the skin with water, make a small slit in the skin. Wrap it in aluminum foil, bake at 350 degrees F for an hour+.

                        Wrapping them tightly in aluminum foil after wetting the skin while baking at a lower temperature for a long time will slowly steam and caramelize them. You really want to put a cookie sheet under them because they will likely leak, and if sweet potato syrup drips on the bottom of the oven it turns into a thick, viscous, black asphalt-like goop. It is awful. Do not make the mistake of baking them on the racks.

                        Sweet potatoes with higher sugar contents will work best. If you can find Japanese Satsumaimo's...you just hit the jackpot.

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                        • #13
                          I started making a mash for holidays instead of those sickenly sweet potatoes with marshmallows. I boil 2.5lbs peeled sweet potatoes until tender, beat them with 2 large eggs, 1-2T maple syrup, 1T vanilla, 1t salt and 2t lemon juice. Put them back into a baking dish and top with a small amount of brown sugar mixed with butter and chopped nuts (pistachios!). I bake them for about 40 more minutes at 350.

                          They are REALLY good! You could probably add your homemade marshmallows to the topping.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                            Take a sweet potato, dampen the skin with water, make a small slit in the skin. Wrap it in aluminum foil, bake at 350 degrees F for an hour+.

                            Wrapping them tightly in aluminum foil after wetting the skin while baking at a lower temperature for a long time will slowly steam and caramelize them. You really want to put a cookie sheet under them because they will likely leak, and if sweet potato syrup drips on the bottom of the oven it turns into a thick, viscous, black asphalt-like goop. It is awful. Do not make the mistake of baking them on the racks.

                            Sweet potatoes with higher sugar contents will work best. If you can find Japanese Satsumaimo's...you just hit the jackpot.

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                            • #15
                              So heres my plan:

                              chop up 2 sweet potatoes in cubes and put in a dish. melt 3 tbsp each of butter, maple syrup, and coconut sugar together and pour over the cubes and toss it all to coat. throw some foil over the pan and bake in the oven for 45 mins or so then take off the foil and cover with my homemade marshmallows and a coconut/cashew streusel topping.

                              sound good? will this give me the results i desire? or should i roast or bake the cubes before pouring the syrup mix over it?

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