My Moms Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Moms Old Fashioned Sweet PotatoesI remember growing up that these candied Sweet potatoes were a part offer holiday meal growing up. We only got them on those days never any other time, so I really looked forward to them. I have made them for my family for 3o years now.

These sweet potatoes are different from what you expect from sweet potatoes and they are always a big hit.

My Moms Candied Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 6 medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
  • ⅓ cup Butter (can substitute margarine)
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • teaspoon Salt
  1. Get Sweet potatoes cleaned and ready to go and put in a pot of salted boiling water, cook 30 to 35 minutes until fork tender. Let your sweet potatoes cool a bit, then peel and cut into quarters.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet (I find a well-seasoned cast iron skillet works very well for this if you have it), add brown sugar and salt and cook until it comes to a boil. Add your sweet potatoes in and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are well caramelized. Turn potatoes often, and spoon the candied sauce over them frequently. For an added to special touch you can put regular size marshmallows on these and put them under a broiler until toasted.
  3. (notes: I normally use a ½ cup of butter and brown sugar for this recipe as I don’t find that the ⅓ cup is enough.)


  1. Harriette says

    This is not my recipe, but sound just like my moms and she did not use the oven, just a skillet. Hope this helps.


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