Candied Sweet Potatoes

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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  • 4 to 6 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon grated nutmeg


    1. Preheat oven to moderate (350°F.).

    2. Parboil the sweet potatoes for fifteen minutes; peel and slice them. Place in a buttered one-and-one-half-quart round baking dish.

    3. Make a syrup by combining sugar, salt, butter, water and spices and boiling for three minutes. Pour syrup over potatoes.

    4. Bake for one and one-quarter hours, basting frequently.