Candied-Ginger Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Candied-Ginger Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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I don’t like sweet potatoes, so when my cousin served these last Thanksgiving, I took some just to be polite. The delectable blend of maple, apricot and ginger flavors made me go back for seconds!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 251 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 30 minutes, stirring twice.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Pour over sweet potatoes; toss to coat. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Candied-Ginger Sweet Potatoes in Country Woman November/December 2005, p39

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I love sweet potatoes so this sweet receipt was right up my alley. They came out smelling so good and my taste buds were very happy with me. One thing I would do next time is try to make sure all the pieces are cooked enough so they are all soft. Some pieces were a bit tougher than others but all in all a very good receipt."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"This is an awesome recipe! I love the taste of the candied ginger mixed with the mildness of the sweet potatoe! This recipe is five stars all the way!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2008

"try with strawberries"

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