Candied Sweet Potatoes

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins 375°F
  • Stand: 5 mins
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Candied Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
4
medium sweet potatoes or yams (about 2 pounds) or two 18-ounce cans sweet potatoes, drained
1/4
cup pure maple syrup
1/4
1/2
cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted if desired, or 3/4 cup tiny marshmallows
Directions
  1. Peel fresh sweet potatoes; cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks. Cook fresh sweet potatoes, covered, in enough boiling water to cover, for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender; drain. (Or, cut up canned sweet potatoes.)
  2. Transfer potatoes to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Add maple syrup and melted butter; stir gently to combine.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are glazed, stirring gently twice. Sprinkle with nuts; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Makes 6 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

Prepare steps 1 and 2 as above. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are glazed, stirring gently twice. Continue as above.

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Apples:

Prepare as above for step 1, except reduce sweet potatoes to 1-1/2 pounds (3 medium). In a 2-quart rectangular baking dish combine sweet potatoes and 1 1/2 cups sliced apple. Add the maple syrup, the melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon; stir gently to combine. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes and apples are glazed, stirring gently twice. Sprinkle with nuts; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Candied Sweet Potatoes)
    Per serving:
  • 258 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 20 mg chol.,
  • 113 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 13 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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