Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Candied Sweet Potatoes make an classic Southern dish. Made with five simple ingredients, these candied sweet potatoes couldn't be easier.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied sweet potatoes
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 6 medium peeled sweet potatoes
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Slice sweet potatoes into round slices, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet and add sweet potato slices to the skillet.
  • Pour sugar and water over sweet potatoes. Stir gently, reduce heat to low, and then cover with a lid and cook until the sweet potatoes are fork tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.