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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

5 servings

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 her sweet potato recipe has become a favorite with the grandchildren as well! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.



Test Kitchen tips
  • Try replacing sweet potatoes with other vegetables like carrots or butternut squash.
  • For best flavor, look for pure maple syrup at the store. Pancake syrups typically contain artificial ingredients like corn syrup and artificial maple extract.
  • Did you know that sweet potatoes and yams are not the same? Check out the surprising difference.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 352 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein.