Candied Sweet Potatoes
This candied sweet potatoes recipe is the perfect holiday side dish. These potatoes are tender, caramelized and covered with the most delicious sauce. Easy to make and incredibly delicious, you’ll want to add this candied sweet potatoes recipe to your holiday 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 is slightly different than this recipe. However, in my opinion, the vanilla and extra spices 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.
How to Make Candied Sweet Potatoes
When prepping the potatoes peel and cut them into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Grab a 9×13 inch baking dish and gently spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the sliced sweet potatoes in a prepared baking dish. There may be some overlap, but that is fine.
Next, you’ll grab a small pot and place it over medium heat. Combine the butter, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, maple syrup and water. Stir until well combined. Once the sauce comes to a simmer, remove it from the heat.
Pour the sauce over the sweet potatoes making sure they are all well coated. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 and bake for another 35-40 minutes. Be sure to turn or toss the potatoes halfway through cooking. Total baking time is 50-55 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Option to broil for 1-2 minutes for a crispy top!
This sweet potato recipe makes 8 servings. If you have 8 people, they’ll each get about 1/2 of a sweet potato. 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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- one pan crispy smashed potatoes
- cranberry cream cheese roll-ups
- cornbread pudding
- oven roasted Brussel sprouts with green apple
Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
- ½ cup salted butter, 1 stick
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 9×13 inch baking dish
- 1 pot
- 1 peeler
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel your sweet potatoes and slice them into ½-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 small pot over medium heat, combine butter, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, maple syrup and water. Stir until well combined. Pour the sauce over the potatoes making sure they are well coated.
- Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake for another 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Be sure to toss the potatoes around in the sauce half way through baking this will help ensure they get caramelized. Total cooking time is 50-55 minutes. Option to broil for 1-2 minutes for a slightly crispy top! Remove from the oven and serve. Be sure to spoon some of the sauce over the potatoes!