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Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

These Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes are all dressed up for the holidays with a dusting of cinnamon and a sweet and creamy maple glaze.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
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Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Calories: 307kcal


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes orange or red-skinned
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over HIGH heat, then reduce heat to LOW and cover the pot. Simmer the sweet potatoes at a low boil for about 35 to 40 minutes or until just tender enough to insert a sharp knife without effort. Don't let them overcook.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sweet potatoes to a cutting board and let rest until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small saucepan over LOW heat, melt the butter with the brown sugar. Add the salt and maple syrup. Continue to cook for a minute or two until nice and syrupy. Add the heavy cream and cook and stir for another minute or two. Remove from heat.
  • Spray a 9- x 13-inch or slightly larger baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Using a paper towel, remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and discard. Slice the sweet potatoes into discs about 1-inch thick. Place half of the sweet potatoes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and then drizzle with half of the butter/brown sugar glaze. Repeat with remaining sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and glaze.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.


Make Ahead Method
Follow directions as written. After covering with foil and before baking, refrigerate for up to 24 hours. May need to increase baking time up to 15 minutes if sweet potatoes are cold going into oven.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 32406IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg