Ken's Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Ken's Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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This simple recipe turns plain sweet potatoes into a wonderful holiday side dish. The raisins add a nice touch, and the sweet syrup makes the potatoes taste extra-special. -Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, HI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 331 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Cook and peel potatoes; allow to cool. Slice and place in a grease 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour over the potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ken's Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p31

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LMS803 User ID: 3751722 9331
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"Was good, but much better with a little cinnamon sprinkled on it. I'll add that ingredient next time."

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