I created these candied sweet potatoes with maple syrup to entice my young children to eat sweet potatoes. They didn’t like them plain and none of us liked recipes using marshmallows, pineapple, etc. This slightly-sweet version fit the bill. The kids are grown-up now, but still request this be served every Thanksgiving.
- 2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 Bring a pot of water to a boil; add sweet potatoes. Continue to boil until they are easily pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
- 2 While potatoes boil, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- 3 Mash the potatoes thoroughly in a bowl. Mix cinnamon, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and allspice together and stir into the potatoes. Transfer to the prepared baking pan. Mix maple syrup and butter together and drizzle over top.
- 4 Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Calories 189.3
- Carbohydrate 36 g
- Cholesterol 11.4 mg
- Fat 4.5 g
- Fiber 4.7 g
- Protein 2.3 g
- Saturated Fat 2.8 g
- Sodium 400.6 mg
- Sugar 11.9 g