June 23, 2017

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
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
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



I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.



  • Reply
    Serge zoritch
    December 15, 2013

    I love your recipes. Please keep them coming!

  • Reply
    December 16, 2013

    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.

  • Reply
    Gina Gallard
    December 16, 2013

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

  • Reply
    December 17, 2013

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

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe: