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Candied Sweet Potatoes

candied sweet potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes are a staple in some homes, especially during the holidays.

If you haven’t yet tried them, do.

It is one of my favorite baked sweet potato recipes and is very easy to make.

Baked sweet potatoes are full of nutrition, yet they are so sweet they taste like dessert.

The added bit of brown sugar will get most of the pickiest vegetable eaters interested.

I would make this recipe healthier but cutting the amount of sugar in half, or even more. Suit your own taste buds though.

candied sweet potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes are a staple in some homes, especially during the holidays. Here is a great recipe.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 309 kcal


  • 6 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • salt and paprika, to your taste
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Cook whole sweet potatoes covered, in boiling water to cover, until nearly tender.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise in 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices in a shallow greased baking dish. Season with salt and paprika. Sprinkle with brown sugar, ginger, lemon rind and lemon juice. Dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.


Calories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 811mgFiber: 7gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 32071IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
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  • Replace the brown sugar with 1/3 cup maple syrup. Not just a Canadian favorite, the maple syrup will add a wonderful richness and distinctive taste to the dish.
  • Top the candied sweet potatoes with toasted pecans as shown above just before serving.

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