Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

You'll need to peel and section a lemon for this dish. Take care to use only the flesh by removing the skinlike, white membrane from each section.


12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Fat 2.2 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 29.8 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Calcium 30 mg


8 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 3 pounds)
4 cups water
1/4 cup lemon sections (about 1 large lemon)
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Dash of salt


Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Cook 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove sweet potatoes from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 12 minutes). Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Stir in sweet potatoes; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

November 1999
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