Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Candied Sweet Potatoes

You can keep this dish warm on the stove or put potatoes in a casserol dish, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven until it's time to serve.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Paula Jones


  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes this will yield about 4 cups when sliced
  • 1 and 1/2 c water
  • 1 and 1/2 c sugar
  • pinch of salt about 1/8 tsp
  • 3 T butter


  1. Slice potatoes evenly about 1/4 inch thick. Try to get them all the same thickness so they'll cook at the same rate.
  2. Add sugar and water to a medium sized sauce pan.
  3. Heat on medium high until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add sliced sweet potatoes and salt to water.
  5. Cook on stove top at a simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft and water has thickened. Your water should be thick like a maple or corn syrup.
  6. Add butter and stir until butter melts.

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