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Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

This sweet potato recipe is a true classic. Whether you're cooking for the family or looking for a traditional side for the holidays, this dish comes together on the stovetop with a few on-hand ingredients. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
185
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
260 mg
Potassium
16 mg
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
22%
22%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • You’d be hard-pressed to find a Thanksgiving or Christmas table without some version of this classic recipe. For some, holiday dinners just wouldn’t be the same without a candied sweet potato side dish. This recipe is an easy stovetop version that requires just 15 minutes of prep. It also calls for an easy hack to eliminate the time it takes to peel your sweet potatoes: leave the skins on while the sweet potatoes are boiling, then drain and cool slightly before slipping off the skins. So, what else can we learn about how to make sweet potatoes We’ve rounded up all kinds of info from different types of sweet potatoes to how to store, cook and serve them. If you can’t get enough sweet potato recipes, we’ve got more where these came from!

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