This is one of those recipes that my husband asks for ALL the time…It’s not necessarily healthy…but it is GOOD! Since we were celebrating my husbands last birthday in his 30’s (don’t tell him I told you that) I decided to include it in his birthday dinner. Now, you might as well know right now that I’m one of those annoying “a little of this” and “a little of that” kind of cooks. So, I took the time to measure everything out just so I could share this recipe! I hope you enjoy…
3 Large sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp. butter melted in pan
4 Tbsp. butter-cubed
1/3 Cup sugar or brown sugar
1/4 Cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
All right…here it goes…First peel and cube about 3 large sweet potatoes. While I’m doing that I preheat my oven on 350 and melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast iron skillet. Once the butter is melted, I add the cubed potatoes. Sorry I didn’t remember to take a picture of the melted butter, but take my word for it…it looked yummy!
Then add your cubed butter, sugar, honey, salt and cinnamon on top. Now, I do different things depending on my mood. I actually was out of brown sugar, so I just used white. Which works just as well. Then sometimes I like a little maple syrup instead of honey. This is all a matter of taste and sometimes availability since I can’t always just run out to the store to grab something I have learned to just make do!
Then cook in oven for about 30 minutes and take out to stir. It will be pretty juicy so just stir it all together to mix up the flavor.
Now cook for 30 more minutes, take out, stir, and check again. The potatoes should be pretty soft and the juices should be starting to thicken up some.
It will probably need to go back in for about 15-20 more minutes to get the juice to make that sticky syrup coating that makes it so good. Just remember that the sauce will thicken as it cools.
Now you have you an ooey-gooey bowl of candied sweet potatoes. Enjoy!