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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Fresh sweet potatoes Mom grew disappeared fast at our family table when she served them with this easy, flavorful glaze. She still makes them this way, and now her sweet potato recipe has become a favorite with the grandchildren as well! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes or 2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • If using fresh sweet potatoes, place in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 25-40 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly and peel. Cut into chunks.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place sweet potatoes in a 2-qt. baking dish. In a small saucepan, combine butter, syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potatoes.
  • Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until heated through.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Try replacing sweet potatoes with other vegetables like carrots or butternut squash.
  • For best flavor, look for pure maple syrup at the store. Pancake syrups typically contain artificial ingredients like corn syrup and artificial maple extract.
  • Did you know that sweet potatoes and yams are not the same? Check out the surprising difference.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 352 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein.


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    • Doug
      Dec 20, 2020

      If I owned a five star restaurant this would be on the menu

    • Monica2
      Dec 10, 2020

      None of my kids like sweet potatoes and they all eat these. They even like that I'm making them !

    • Connie
      Nov 27, 2020

      My guests loved this recipe so much! She likes marshmallows too, so we added them on top. Stole the show!

    • Sue
      Nov 26, 2020

      Jutta, if using canned sweet potatoes, just drain the can and then follow with step two, placing the sweet potatoes & cooked sauce together into your baking dish.

    • Tammy
      Nov 26, 2020

      If using canned, I drain off the liquid from the can and continue just the way it says to. Yummo! Definitely a favorite when involving sweet potatoes!

    • Jutta
      Nov 12, 2020

      Not a review just a question. Did anyone use the canned sweet potatoes and did you have to change the way you çooked them?

    • barbbetterley
      Nov 11, 2020

      This is how we have made sweet potatos for my whole life and I am now 54. I love sweet potatos and have now made my husband a fan too.

    • Japril
      Nov 11, 2020

      I haven’t made this as yet but is so similar to my mother’s recipe. Hers differed only in that she just made a sugar syrup omitting the maple syrup. I’m going to try this version for Thanksgiving as it seems a little easier. My family insists I make sweet potatoes for every holiday instead of the marshmallow casserole type.

    • Sherri
      Oct 28, 2020

      No comment left

    • D
      Apr 11, 2020

      I made this recipe today for my Easter Dinner tomorrow. It was easy and heavenly tasting. It will be a big hit with my family tomorrow. ??? Thank you so much for sharing it.