Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes baked in butter and sweet brown sugar are a sweet and delightful side dishes recipe addition to your Thanksgiving table. Plus they're super simple to make.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Today is day 6 of our Week of Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes, and it's my last personal recipe I'll be sharing this week. We'll have an amazing finale tomorrow though, so be sure to come back!
Anyway, the recipe for today is Candied Sweet Potatoes. These are by far my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. It's like having dessert right on the dinner table! Candied Sweet Potatoes are so sweet and delicious with buttery goodness and sweet brown sugar, crystallized and crunchy on the outside of the warm sweet potatoes. The best part is they're super easy to make.
I actually had to make this recipe twice for this blog post because the first time I didn't follow my grandma's directions exactly and they turned out blech. I thought I could skip a step and condense it and still have them turn out just as yummy. I was wrong, and now I know: Grandma still knows best!
This recipe is for about 8 servings, so you may have to adjust it just a little if you have more or less people at your Thanksgiving dinner.
Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Bake sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet for about 35 minutes, until almost cooked through and tender but not too soft.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Change oven temperature to 375°F.
- Peel skins off potatoes and cut into ½-inch slices.
- Arrange slices in a 3 quart casserole dish
- To a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Heat to boiling. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and/or cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, if using.
- Pour glaze over sweet potatoes.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 375°F, uncovered.
- Return potatoes to you oven and allow to cook for 10-20 minutes. Every 5-7 minutes take your potatoes out and spoon some of the sugary liquid over them. You'll be able to tell they're done when they turn a very rich orange-ish brown. Your sugar mixture will stay runny on the bottom.
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