Candied Sweet Potatoes

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... With a special twist for a surprise ending, our traditional sweet, creamy candied sweet potato recipe has a crunchy, whole-grain cereal and pecan topping for stand-out status.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Sweet Potatoes

6
medium sweet potatoes or yams (2 lb)
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4
cup apple or orange juice
2
tablespoons butter or margarine

Topping

1
cup Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal, crushed
2
tablespoons chopped pecans
1
teaspoon butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, place potatoes; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or just until potatoes are tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool slightly.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow casserole with cooking spray. Remove skins from sweet potatoes. Cut into 1/2-inch slices; place in casserole.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple juice and 2 tablespoons butter to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour mixture over potatoes. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over sweet potatoes.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
380%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.