Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied sweet potatoes in 8 inch square baking dish

Serves 2 (with leftovers)

These candied sweet potatoes are always part of our Thanksgiving dinner, whether we are on our own or have guests. I learned how to make this dish, as a small child, while helping my mother with the cooking at Thanksgiving.

Now Mom wasn't a great cook but she did have a couple of winning dishes and this is definitely one of them. They are very simple and easy to make but more importantly, as Tony the Tiger would say, they taste great!

Plus, they are sweet, so how can they not be good?

We are breaking with are meals for two as this is part of our Thanksgiving dinner and it is one of the few times that we enjoy having leftovers.



  1. The recipe can be made equally well in an oven or in a microwave. If using an oven, heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Spread the sweet potatoes out evenly in an 8" square baking dish.
  3. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the sweet potato liquid and mix until the ingredients are completely blended.
  4. Pour the blended liquid over the potatoes. They should almost be completely covered with the liquid.
  5. Whether using an oven or microwave, baste every 10 minutes until the liquid has basically disappeared.
  6. Note: This is one of those dishes that tastes better when it is reheated.

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