Really Really Good Candied Sweet Potatoes

"We like sweet potatoes a lot, and don't wait for a holiday to fix these."
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  • Cover potatoes with water, bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes, until done.
  • When cooled, peel and cut into chunks.
  • Place in 2-qt baking dish.
  • In small saucepan combine remaining ingredients, cook and stir until mixture boils.
  • Pour over potatoes.
  • Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. joyce-carter
    Why are my private notes not showing on my recipe any more when I print it out?
  2. Chris Mihas
    Looking for a recipe I had years ago consisting of, sweet potatoes, sliced peaches, pecans with a melted brown sugar sauce.
  3. Anonymous
    How long do the potatoes have to cool for?
  4. tjac507843
    Can you make ahead and just bake the next day?
  5. Cboogs
    Is the brown sugar light or dark? ...or maybe it doesn't matter?


  1. Brenda K Miller
    Allot more time to prep this dish than indicated. It takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes if you count boiling potatoes and bringing the syrup to a boil.
  2. ceashel
    Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit with everybody, even people who didn't like sweet potatoes. I did double the sauce recipe since I just filled and 8x8 cassarole dish with the potatoes and needed enough sauce to cover. Very yummy.
  3. sheriboren
    Excellent recipe, loved it, will be a regular recipe from now on.
  4. kiskis
    i tried this recipe but i did not use maple syrup i used white karo and topped with marshmallows it come out really good . next time i will try it with maple was a really goos recipe
  5. Kim19068
    Made this for thankgiving it was so good will make sure that I make it again.


  1. chocofrede
    This was a great recipe. Fast and easy. I followed the directions as written except I added 2tbs. of bourbon. That really enhanced the robustness of the potatoes with the sweetness. It’s not an overly sweet recipe, either. You still get the natural profile of the potato coming through. Perfect recipe for anytime, not just the holidays.
  2. collin.jacksin
    More cinnamon
  3. omadarlin
    Added a pinch of salt. Pressure cooked potatoes instead of boiling.
  4. MonsterMaha
    These were soooo yummy! Everyone loved the sauce and commented many times through out the evening how good these were. I used a pressure cooker to cook the yams and substituted a light butter for the butter. I can't wait to make these again, just for the heck of it. Very, very tasty!
  5. AKillian24
    I had never made candied sweet potatoes, so this recipe was the perfect selection! They were great! I used sugar-free maple syrup, Splenda brown sugar mix and margarine instead of butter and they were fantastic! Great low calorie, sweet dish - Thanks for posting.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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