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Candied Sweet Potatoes

 Candied Sweet Potatoes
My town is known as the Yam Capital of the United States. This is a simple recipe that goes well with baked ham or roasted turkey.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup


  • Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Cover
  • and bring to a boil; boil gently 30-45 minutes or until potatoes can
  • be easily pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
  • While potatoes cool, preheat oven to 375°. When sweet potatoes
  • are cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut into wedges. Place
  • in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and
  • cinnamon. Dot with butter; drizzle with corn syrup.
  • Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly, basting with sauce
  • occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.