Old Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

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Jun. 30, 2021

These old-fashioned candied sweet potatoes are a holiday side dish staple! Mom always made them in her cast iron skillet for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so they came out tender and sweet with crispy edges.


Sweet potatoes 6
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Pinch



1. In a large (cast iron) skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

2. Add sliced potatoes to butter and toss to coat.

3. Mix sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

4. Add to potatoes. Toss to coat.

5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour (covered), stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork-tender.


6. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 4