Candied Sweet Potatoes are a delightful culinary favorite in homes across America, especially during holiday season. Made by glazing boiled or baked sweet potatoes with a sweet syrup often fashioned from brown sugar, butter, and spices, they rev up the naturally sugary taste of this tuber while delivering a hearty, satisfying side dish.
Candied Sweet Potatoes can take the dinner table by storm, pairing well with meals both savory and sweet. They're not only a crowd pleaser in terms of flavor, their golden, caramelized glaze enhances the visual appeal too, adding richness and depth to any meal presentation.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Candied Sweet Potatoes expire?
Candied sweet potatoes can last up to three to four days when properly stored in the refrigerator. If you’ve just made a fresh batch and it’s still lukewarm, it's best to allow it to come to room temperature before storing it in the fridge. If you choose to freeze them, they can last up to two months while still maintaining much of their texture and taste.
How do you tell if Candied Sweet Potatoes is bad?
The primary way of telling if your candied sweet potatoes have gone bad is by the smell. They will emit a sour or off smell. Also, check for any discoloration. While candied sweet potatoes are normally a deep orange, if they start turning brown or have a slimy texture, they’ve likely gone bad. It's better to err on the side of caution and discard the batch if you're uncertain.
Tips for storing Candied Sweet Potatoes to extend shelf life
• Store the candied sweet potatoes in a shallow, air-tight container before refrigerating to make sure it’s well sealed from any potential contaminants from your fridge.
• Don't keep it in the can (if it came in one) as the metal can alter the flavor.
• To freeze, portion out the sweet potatoes in smaller, meal-sized containers before freezing. This way, you only defrost what you need.
• Always label containers with the date of storage to keep track of how long they've been stored.
• When reheating, always ensure that they reach a temperature of at least 165°F to kill any potential bacteria.
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