Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Candied Sweet Potatoes are a staple dish at our family gatherings, especially special events like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving! During these busy times, it’s always good to know that I have some old faithful recipes that can be made quick and easy.

Lots of people have their version of candied sweet potatoes, my recipe brushes them with a combination of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and pops them in the oven to roast until tender. This simple recipe isn’t a traditional Jamaican dish, instead it’s one that has been adopted as an extended family favorite that I think you’ll enjoy!


Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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For me this recipe is so easy I can do it with my eyes closed, and it only takes about 40 minutes in the oven!
Serves: 10 to 12
  • 4lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1Tbsp Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Water
  • Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees
  1. Peel and slice potatoes 1-inch thick
  2. Rinse potatoes and dry with a tea towel
  3. Grease a shallow baking dish; put potatoes in dish
  4. Place pan in pre-heated 400-degree oven for 30 minutes
  5. In the meantime, in a saucepan melt butter and stir in brown sugar, salt and cinnamon and water
  6. Stir mixture until it become a light syrup; remove from heat
  7. Pour syrup over the potatoes and roast until tender

Candied Sweet Potatoes
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  • Serge zoritch

    I love your recipes. Please keep them coming!

  • Gina Gallard

    This looks delicious , going to do this on
    Christmas Day. Thanks Fay.

  • Chef William

    Love the idea of even slices, I have been making ours in larger pieces, but this presentation is really nice. I will do the same the next time I make these.

  • Darlene

    Thank you, Fay for another delicious recipe. Happy Holidays to you & your family!!