Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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This easy apple and sweet potato bake, drizzled with a brown sugar and cinnamon sauce, is a natural for holiday meals. " I like to serve this autumn side dish with ham," writes Heidi Grant of Orangeville, Ontario. "If you wish, you can substitute two 18-ounce cans of sweet potatoes, drained."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and sliced

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 178 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-20 minutes or just until tender. Drain; cool slightly and peel. Peel and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, apple juice, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray, alternately layer sweet potato and apple slices in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with brown sugar mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with pan juices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Candied Sweet Potatoes in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p42

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Anniemae418 User ID: 4811974 137804
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Too dry, so I doubled the sauce ingredients and put it back in the oven. I also kept it covered with foil. Then it came out much better. Everybody at Easter loved them!!"

kco621 User ID: 2011839 205813
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I made this recipe for Easter dinner, my family loved it!"

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