Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful fall side dish. Thick sweet potato slices are covered in a butter and sugar mixture and baked until soft.
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3 to 1/2-inch slices
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir and heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla extract.
Place sweet potato slices in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with salt.
Stir vanilla into the butter mixture and pour over sweet potatoes.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove pan from oven. Spoon the butter mixture over the potatoes.
Place back in the oven UNCOVERED for 30 minutes.