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Sweet Potato Candied Yams

A rich and delicious addition to your holiday meals
Sweet potato candied yams
Courtesy of Imperial Sugar

Sweet candied yams are a classic side dish for any holiday. This recipe uses more maple syrup and honey for added sweetness.

This recipe is courtesy of Imperial Sugar.

Ready in
2 h 15 m
30 m
(prepare time)
1 h 45 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 3/4 Cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon honey


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Wash and dry sweet potatoes.

Bake at 400°F for 1 hour, until potatoes are soft to touch.

Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Reduce oven heat to 350°F.

While potatoes are baking, combine remaining ingredients in a sauce pan; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

Slice potatoes 1/2 inch thick into a medium dish.

Pour sauce over potatoes and place under the broiler for a few minutes to create a caramelized finish.