Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes

233 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Pam Reed
Recipe by  Pam Reed

“Traditional sweet potato recipe. It is usually served as a side dish.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into slices.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the sliced sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cover the sweet potatoes with sugar mixture and stir. Cover skillet, reduce heat to low and cook for about 1 hour or until potatoes are "candied". They should be tender but a little hard around the edges. Also the sauce will turn dark. You will need to stir occasionally during the cooking. Stir in the vanilla just before serving. Serve hot.

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pretty_in_pink_pa

This is how I have been making my sweet potatoes since I can remember, and how my mother and grandmother did before me. The only difference is that I use brown sugar instead of white. I think it gives it a more "carmelized" flavor and texture. I also omit the spices all together. I don't care for spicy sweet potatoes, just SWEET sweet potatoes :0) Be sure to use "real" butter for this as that is part of the fabulous end result!!!! Thanks!

Suzy
197

Suzy

Slow cooking without stirring made all the difference - thank you I finally made the perfect sweet potatoes! I only baked the potatoes for a bit so they would not fall apart while slow cooking and stay firm. Also, I only used about 2 TBS brown sugar. About 5 minutes before serving, I transfered them to a casserole dish and added chopped pecans then topped with marshmallows and browned it in the oven. So yummy!

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H2579380

I found this recipe looking for a new sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving. Now my family expects me to make this for every holiday!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 397 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 79.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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