Candied Sweet Potatoes

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

My late dearly beloved mother-in-law, Jeanne, passed this recipe to me early in my marriage, around 1971 or so. It's one of my favorite covered dish offerings, so I often double the recipe & put marshmallows on 1/2 of the sweet potatoes. (The photo at left shows this very dish.) These sweet potatoes are winners either way! =^..^=


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Serves:

4-6 servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
cooked sweet potatoes or 1 large can, drained
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
some
marshmallows, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray casserole dish with cooking spray & preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2
Arrange sweet potatoes in casserole dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Dot with butter pieces.
3
Bake at 325 degrees F. for about 40-45 minutes, until sweet potatoes are heated through and syrup is bubbly.
4
If desired, add marshmallows and return to the oven until marshmallows have melted and browned. Check after 4 minutes or so to gauge browning time.
5
NOTE: If you double the recipe, use a 13 x 9" pan or baking dish.
6
NOTE: If other foods are baking at 350 degrees F. & you want to bake this at the same time, cut the baking time (check after 25 minutes)for the sweet potatoes, then check the marshmallows after about 3 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy