Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

This is the classic made-from-scratch sweet potato recipe. It's easy and can be completely cooked on top of the stove.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

6
medium sweet potatoes or yams (2 pounds)
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
tablespoons water
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. Scrub sweet potatoes, but do not peel. Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan. Add enough water just to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Slip off skins. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Heat remaining ingredients in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Add potatoes. Gently stir until glazed and hot.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Make this extra fast and easy. Just omit step 1, and use 1 can (23 ounces) sweet potatoes or yams, drained and cut into 1/2-inch slices, in place of the fresh sweet potatoes.
Variation
Make Pineapple Sweet Potatoes by omitting the 3 tablespoons water and adding an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 185
    • (Calories from Fat 55 ),
  • Total Fat 6 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 260 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.