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Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Fresh sweet potatoes Mom grew disappeared fast at our family table when she served them with this easy, flavorful glaze. She still makes them this way, and now they've become favorites with her grandchildren as well! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes or 2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. If using fresh sweet potatoes, place in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 25-40 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly and peel. Cut into chunks.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place sweet potatoes in a 2-qt. baking dish. In a small saucepan, combine butter, syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potatoes.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 173 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 247695
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"So delicious! My whole family loved this. I will definitely be making these again."

JoanieK53 User ID: 8355717 245476
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Delicious. I cut recipe in half. Steamed the potatoes till tender instead of boiling. Melted the butter, sugar and syrup (used sugar-free) together to make a glaze. Added potatoes tossing gently to coat and thicken and till heated through. Great substituting carrots or butternut squash."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 236046
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Wow! I'm making this for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Rosemary, for sharing this recipe. I cut the recipe down to fit into two ramekins. I used frozen cubed sweet potatoes. Delicious."

Sheilaannbeaudoin User ID: 8489183 231471
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"Excellent flavor. Will make this again."

KHOON User ID: 8133916 3223
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Doubled the glaze recipe, and then I never stirred it once I poured it on the potatoes. I basted it so the potatoes wouldn't break apart. Came out beautiful and everyone LOVED it!"

Mythfit User ID: 7711276 733
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Very tasty and my boys love it."

Crystal527 User ID: 7544934 3276
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Very good!! My family loved it and it was very easy to make. :-)"

anitamm User ID: 7158753 3187
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"These were amazing!! I will surely be making them again!"

KD89 User ID: 6213354 1793
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"I have made this several times and they are often requested! They reheat well too!"

jules815 User ID: 4549294 1273
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday (Thanksgiving). I used fresh sweet potatoes and doubled the glaze recipe. Super easy and a big hit around our holiday table. Note: I also used 100% pure Maple syrup."

Carolshene User ID: 4645873 2200
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Very good. The hint of cinnamon was amazing in it as well. I used canned sweet potatoes and it was a hit for Thanksgiving."

Veronak User ID: 6435040 3274
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"I made this recipe tonight, and it is yummy. I would definitely make this again. Maybe I will use the glaze for a ham."

nich73e User ID: 6567166 1272
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Maple glaze was really good - would make a great pie! If making as side dish, I would chop sweet potatoes into much smaller hunks and make a little more glaze to coat them better."

markimalekat User ID: 746228 4212
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Yummy! Never really liked sweet potatoes before this."

dmcmichen User ID: 6342461 1789
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Loved this easy to make sweet potato recipe! The potatoes were so delicious!!"

betty151boop User ID: 5722209 3186
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"Nice and yummy. I added unsweetened applesauce and it was delicious. Will definitely make it again."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 732
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"We had our family Thanksgiving tonight and made this recipe using the canned sweet potatoes. I used two 29oz. cans and doubled the glaze recipe. There was enough glaze to have used 2 40 oz. cans like keynote said. The recipe is great and everyone liked it. Will be making this again and again."

keynote User ID: 4056713 3176
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"I used 2 40 oz cans of drained sweet potatoes

and doubled the recipe for the glaze. My daughter copied my recipe!! I was hunting for such a recipe for the canned potatoes and found this one!! It is Wonderful and I will use it over and over again!! Thank You for the Great Recipe:)!!"

JeanneMR User ID: 1136111 4133
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"This has become a necessary part of our holiday meals. I won't eat sweet potatoes any other way!"

jrt14 User ID: 2520353 2094
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"My husband said that this tasted like his mom's sweet potatoes. I do not like sweet potatoes, but I was able to eat a few of these. He says that he would like marshmallows on it."

LZsgirl User ID: 205489 2419
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"My family thinks these are almost as good as pumpkin pie!

I like how easy this is!
I double the ingredients for the "syrup." It disappears!"

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