Candied Sweet Potatoes

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.