Old-Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Old-Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

Serves 8

This kid-friendly recipe for marshmallow- and pecan-topped sweet potatoes deserves a spot on your Thanksgiving table.

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup golden brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional Toppings
  • 2 cups marshmallows, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
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Preheat oven to 375°F. Place potatoes in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour mixture over sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Cover dish well with foil.

Bake 50 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until potatoes are tender and syrup thickens a bit (basting occasionally) about 20 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 500°F. Top sweet potatoes with cubed marshmallows and pecans and bake until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts begin to brown, about 3 minutes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: including toppings, 420 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 38g sugar), 6g protein
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