Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes baked in butter and sweet brown sugar are a sweet and delightful side dishes recipe for your Thanksgiving table. Plus they're super simple and easy to make. I LOVE these! They're my favorite part of Thanksgiving!
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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes baked in butter and sweet brown sugar are a sweet and delightful addition to your Thanksgiving table. Plus they're super simple to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Bake potatoes in a 375° oven until tender, about 45 minutes. I just stick them in the oven right on the wire rack, and I check them periodically because you don't want them to burn or turn to mush. Just soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.
  • When potatoes are tender, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes.
  • Take skins off potatoes (They should peel right off. I don't even need to use a peeler), and cut into quarters. (Cut in half length-wise, and then cut each half in half width-wise)
  • Sprinkle half of your brown sugar into a 9"x13" baking dish. Lay potatoes on sugar.
  • Cut your butter in 16 very thin pats and place one pat on each potato. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar on top.
  • Return potatoes to you 375° 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.