Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
This nice old-fashioned side dish is perfect for the holidays and easily down-sized for two, it's a dish that can be made often to complement any meal. The touch of pineapple juice adds a nice flavor. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened pineapple or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Place sweet potato in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
  2. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place in a greased shallow 2-cup baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, pineapple juice, lemon juice and cinnamon; sprinkle over sweet potato slices. Dot with butter.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 385 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.