Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min.


14 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
A traditional sweet potato bake like this one from our Test Kitchen never goes out of style. It's perfect when you're cooking for a larger group.


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


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes can be easily pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
  2. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut into wedges. Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle over potatoes. Dot with butter; drizzle with syrup.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly, basting with sauce occasionally.