Candied Sweet Potatoes
This candied sweet potatoes recipe is the perfect holiday side dish. These potatoes are lightly caramelized and covered with the most delicious sauce. Easy to make and delicious, you’ll need to add this candied sweet potatoes recipe to your menu.
About this Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Growing up, my mom always made us a similar recipe for Thanksgiving. My sisters and I would battle over who got the piece with the crispiest edge. My mom’s version does not include vanilla or nutmeg. However, in my opinion, the vanilla and nutmeg give the sauce a little extra something that tastes so delicious.
These candied sweet potatoes are fork tender and melt in your mouth when you’re eating them. So, if you love candied sweet potatoes, you have to give this recipe a try.
When prepping the potatoes be sure to peel them and cut them into 1-inch wide rounds. Place them in a prepared baking dish. There may be some overlap but that is fine. In a mixing bowl, combine the warm butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and water. Once well combined, pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes covered. Then uncover the potatoes and let them finish baking for 15-20 minutes. Total cooking time is 45-50 minutes. This sweet potato recipe makes 6 servings. Please see below for nutritional information.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through. Looking for more delicious holiday side dishes?
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 3 sweet potatoes
- ½ cup butter, 1 stick – salted
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup water
- 9 x 13-inch baking dish – glass preferred
- mixing bowl
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel your sweet potatoes and slice them into 1-inch thick rounds.
- Spray a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and line it with the potatoes. You will have some overlap, which is fine.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. You will want the sugar and spices to melt into the butter.
- Once everything is well combined, add the water to the brown sugar / butter mixture. Stir well.
- Pour the brown sugar / butter sauce over the potatoes.
- Bake covered for 30 minutes on the middle rack. Then uncover and let them finish baking for 15-20 more minutes. Total cooking time is 45-50 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve. Be sure to spoon some of the sauce over the potatoes!