Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without this side dish, made using my mother’s recipe. I can close my eyes and transport back to my childhood, watching as my mother lovingly tended to what remains my favorite Thanksgiving vegetable.


  • 3 tablespoons butter or trans fat-free margarine
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 -inch rounds
  • 1


  1. Melt the butter in a medium skillet with 2- to 3-inch-high sides, over low-medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, fitting as many as you can in a single layer. Then arrange another layer over the first. Pour the water evenly over the potatoes. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon