glazed sweet potatoes

GLAZED SWEET POTATOES:  So many sweet potato recipes call for mashed sweet potatoes.  Imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to taste this recipe!  I do love the flavor of sweet potatoes and this recipe for Glazed Sweet Potatoes uses sweet potato chunks.  I have to say this is about the best recipe I’ve ever tasted that isn’t made with mashed sweet potatoes.



2 pounds sweet potatoes
2 cans of sweet potatoes (15 3/4 ounces each)
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon



If you are using the option of fresh sweet potatoes, use either a large saucepan or a Dutch oven.  Put the sweet potatoes in first and then cover with water.  Heat it on the stovetop and bring the water to a boil.  Reduce the heat and cover the pan.  Cook approximately 25-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.  Drain the liquid off and allow the potatoes to cool slightly.  Peel them first and then cut them into chunks.  Use a 2-quart baking dish to place the chunks in for the final procedure.

Preheat the oven to 350.  In a small saucepan, combine the butter, syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat and pour over the potatoes.  Place the dish in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.

This recipe only makes 5 servings.  If you are using this for a large group, such as a family gathering for a holiday or special occasion, you may want to double it.  If you do, I recommend using a baking dish that allows you to spread the potatoes out more instead of using a round dish.  This will allow more of the potatoes to be in soaking in the sauce while baking.

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