Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes are the perfect potato side dish to make for a holiday dinner, picnic, potluck, or to go with a quick and easy weeknight meal. Fork-tender sweet potato medallions baked in a simple glaze of butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and spices, this is sure to be your new favorite way to bake sweet potatoes!
- 4 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Peel the sweet potatoes, then slice into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Place the sliced sweet potatoes into a 9x13 bake dish.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Spoon the mixture all over the sweet potatoes in the baking dish.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350F. Remove the dish from oven, carefully uncover, then spoon the sauce all over the potatoes.
Return the pan to the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the potatoes rest for 10 minutes before serving.