Candied Sweet Potatoes is an easy side dish recipe that tastes like a dessert. Tender sweet potato rounds are covered in a rich, buttery glaze. It’s so decadent!
This recipe could easily double as a dessert. I have it labeled as a side dish since that is how I typically serve sweet potatoes. It’s not traditional for a dessert, but, hey, whatever works. It’s like sweet potatoes covered in a butterscotch sauce. I’m not even joking
If you like Sweet Potato Pie, you will like this recipe. Even my friend who isn’t that fond of sweet potatoes said this recipe was the bomb. She took home help in a plastic container because she liked it so much.
Six sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced)
2 cups of sugar
1 (1/2 cup) stick of butter
1/2 to 1 teaspoon nutmeg
One teaspoon cinnamon pinch of salt
Melt butter in large cast iron over medium heat. Add sliced potatoes to coat.
In a bowl, mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Add it to the potatoes.
Reduce the heat and simmer for an hour completely covered with the lid. Stir occasionally until the potatoes are fork-tender. If yes, then turn off the heat, put it on a plate, and serve it.