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Candied Sweet Potatoes With Lemon Slices

Yield 8 to 10 servings


  • 6 medium-size sweet potatoes, cleaned and boiled
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

How to Make It

  1. Peel potatoes; slice lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

  2. Arrange half of sliced sweet potatoes in a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over sweet potatoes; sprinkle with cinnamon. Arrange remaining potatoes and lemon slices over top; sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon. Pour water over sweet potatoes. Dot with butter.

  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Baste potatoes with syrup formed in bottom of baking dish. Bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes.

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