Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

We love this recipe from 1939. We made a few minor tweaks for our new-century palates.


6 medium-size sweet potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup apple cider


Arrange oven rack in middle position and heat to 325º.

In a large pot over high heat, boil sweet potatoes, until nearly cooked through, about 20 minutes. Drain.

When cool enough to handle, peel and arrange potatoes in a single layer in a 13x9-inch baking pan.

In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, bring maple syrup, butter, salt, and cider to a boil.

Pour over potatoes and bake in slow oven 1 hour, or until potatoes are glazed and syrup is of desired consistency.

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6 servings

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1-1/2 hours

Preparation Method

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