Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

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"This is the classic sweet potato recipe that my grandmother serves each year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's very simple, yet each time I make it people rave and ask for the recipe. Embarrassingly simple & quite delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place whole sweet potatoes in a steamer over a couple of inches of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and cool.
  3. Peel, and slice sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, water and salt. When the sauce is bubbly and sugar is dissolved, pour over potatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, occasionally basting the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

This was so yummy! I made it for Thanksgiving. I actually cooked the casserole in my crock pot instead of the oven, to save oven space, and it was perfect. I will definitely make this one again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 05, 2004

Easy and tasty but nothing unique. I added a teaspoon of vanilla and, of course, marshmallows. This recipe works well when you are pressed on time.

 
Jul 24, 2003

These were excellent. Based on other reviews, I made some adjustments: used only 1/4 cup water and let the mixture boil for 10 minutes. Next time, I'm not going to add any water at all. I also added a tsp of cinnamon. Excellent. Thank you.

 
Jul 24, 2003

Fabulous!!!! This is almost exactly my mom's recipe for Thanksgiving sweet potatoes (or Christmas, Easter, etc.) First rate taste, the simple recipes are the best. I just dotted with a bit more butter & sprinkled a bit of brown sugar on before baking, it adds some caramelizing (is that a word?)to the tops of some of the potatoes.

 
Oct 17, 2006

This is good, but my grandmother used a recipe that is so easy...get a lge can of yams, slice thin lengthwise and place close together on cookie sheet. Top with a generous sprinkling of drk brn sugar and sliced butter pats. put in 400F oven until juice is thick bubbles. yummy

 
Oct 02, 2007

Since my oven is always full on the holidays, I make this in an electric skillet pan on the counter top (worth the $19.99 just to make this dish). Vent the lid. Delete the water, since it will create condensation that will thin the brown sugar sauce. I always try to lift the lid so that minimum condensation drops into the pan. My grandmother used to cook them this way with the lid off to make the sauce thicker, but it will take longer to cook this way.Delicious!

 
Apr 27, 2005

We always make this kind of candy potato but never had a recipe to follow so it candy sauce comes out different. Now we make it this way and they are always excellent. I only use a 1/4 cup of water though. Thanks

 
Jul 24, 2003

These were delicious despite the fact that they were extremely runny, they never carmalized.... I even tried broiling for a few minutes. I took this dish to a family gathering and people raved over the flavor, but like I said, extremely runny.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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