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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Prepare your taste buds for a journey into the world of comfort with our Candied Sweet Potatoes. This classic dish is a celebration of simplicity and sweetness, transforming humble sweet potatoes into a caramelized masterpiece. Whether it’s a holiday feast or a Sunday dinner, these candied sweet potatoes are sure to become a cherished addition to your table, leaving everyone craving seconds.

Exciting Story: The story of Candied Sweet Potatoes in our home is one filled with warmth and tradition. As the sweet aroma of cinnamon and sugar fills the air, memories of family gatherings flood my mind. It’s a dish that has graced our table for generations, passing down the joy of simple, flavorful cooking. The first bite is always met with smiles, and every serving carries with it the love and legacy of those who came before us.

Why These Candied Sweet Potatoes are a Timeless Delight:

Selling Points:

  • Simplicity at Its Best: With just a few ingredients, transform sweet potatoes into a side dish that steals the show.
  • Caramelized Bliss: Watch as the sweet potatoes caramelize, creating a golden exterior that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.
  • Balanced Sweetness: The perfect harmony of natural sweetness from the potatoes and a touch of added sugar creates a flavor profile that’s pure satisfaction.
  • Versatile Side: Whether paired with a holiday feast or a weeknight dinner, these candied sweet potatoes bring a touch of sweetness to any occasion.


  • Experiment with different spices like ginger or a dash of cayenne for a unique twist.
  • If you prefer a crunchier texture, broil the sweet potatoes for a few minutes after baking.
  • These candied sweet potatoes can be prepared a day in advance and reheated in the oven for convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use canned sweet potatoes for this recipe?

A: While fresh sweet potatoes are recommended for the best texture, canned sweet potatoes can be used in a pinch. Just be sure to drain them well before use.

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Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! Prepare the sweet potatoes and the sugar-spice mixture separately, then combine and bake when ready to serve.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

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  • 4 medium 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into rounds

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (115g) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (100g) brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon 1 ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) water

  • Chopped pecans or marshmallows for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large bowl, toss sweet potato rounds with melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until evenly coated.
  • Transfer the coated sweet potatoes to a baking dish.
  • Pour water into the bottom of the dish to create steam and prevent sticking.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, baste the sweet potatoes with the caramelized juices, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • If desired, garnish with chopped pecans or marshmallows and return to the oven for a few minutes until golden and bubbly.

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