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 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

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.

Expert Tips

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.

Make Pineapple Sweet Potatoes by omitting the 3 tablespoons water and adding an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
185
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
260 mg
260 %;
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
34 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
22%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.