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Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly, basting with sauce occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.