Candied Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving is just one month away, so what’s a better recipe to share with you than Candied Sweet Potatoes? You’ve never had candied sweet potatoes like this before! These are the most tender candied sweet potatoes you will ever taste. This dish can please just about any sweet tooth! So, let’s learn how to make this delicious dish.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Madison Amara Course: Sides, DessertCuisine: SouthernDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 2 sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • 3 tablespoons 3 unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon 1 cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon 1 nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • Next, in a medium-sized skillet, melt together butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Pour mixture over sweet potatoes and toss to coat evenly.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and baste with their own mixture.
  • Cover with foil again and bake for 10-15 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Everyone has their preference for sweetness. Adjust the sweetness according to your liking. 

This Candied Sweet Potato recipe is easy to make and well worth the 50 minute cooking time. To make these Candied Sweet Potatoes, you will need two pounds of sweet potatoes that are washed, peeled, and sliced 1/2 inch thick. You will also need 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the sliced sweet potatoes in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Set the dish aside so you can work on the sugar mixture.

To make the sugar mixture, melt together unsalted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Then, pour the sugar mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss them to coat evenly. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the sweet potatoes for 35 minutes. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and baste with their own mixture. Cover with foil once more and bake for 10-15 more minutes. Remove the Candied Sweet Potatoes from the oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy every bite! It’s a delicious dish when served with roasted chicken and mac and cheese. Of course, if you decided to make this for Thanksgiving, you will be serving it with the classic Thanksgiving staples! 

What is wonderful about sweet potatoes is that they are so versatile. Sweet potatoes can be served in every type of course. These Candied Sweet Potatoes can be served as either a side dish or a dessert. Aren’t versatile dishes great? To make these Candied Sweet Potatoes into a dessert, simply serve them with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

Since this recipe is already sweet enough, no marshmallows are needed. However, if you are in need of that extra spike of sweetness, add them as you please. Hopefully, you like this recipe, and stay tuned for more…Enjoy these Candied Sweet Potatoes to the fullest!

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