Caramel Sweet Potatoes

"This is a rich, sweet holiday side dish that goes well on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. And it is really easy to make."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Prepare the sweet potatoes by washing, peeling, and cutting into approximately 1 inch by 1/2 inch portions or smaller. Spray the bottom and sides of a glass casserole dish. Place the sweet potato portions in the casserole, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt (more or less if you prefer), and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Slice the 1/2 stick butter into about 8 pieces and dot over the potatoes. Pour on the caramel topping. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully remove cover, stir to coat all the potatoes with the caramel butter sauce. Place uncovered under the broiler for about 5 minutes.

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  1. OMG! These were fantastic! My family was gaga over this recipe! I did cheat however. I used canned yams, drained them and added everything else accordingly. Divine. TY for sharing.


I come from a very large family which attributed to my mother spending a great deal of her time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, and preparing. I was fascinated at how she prepared wonderful dishes (especially desserts) without using a cookbook. We grew many of our own fruits and vegetables and my summers were spent washing jars and preparing fruit and vegetables for canning. I dreaded the mountains of green beans, tomatoes, peaches, etc., etc. that had to be picked, washed, peeled, snapped.... More than anything, I hated spending my summer washing jars! But now, I wouldn't trade that kind of upbringing for anything. I'm glad I learned how to do all those things because it's becoming a lost art. It really was a simpler time then and I'm a much better person for knowing how to do all those 'old fashioned' things. In my early years of learning to cook, I watched Julia Child on PBS every chance I got. I was so thrilled when I was about 11, my mother let me prepare Julia's Pastry Tarts. If I remember correctly they didn't turn out so well but it didn't matter. Oddly, today, I enjoy reading cookbooks and recipes even more than actually cooking. <img src="">
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