Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized Sweet Potato
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
268 Calories
8g Fat
48g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 30mg 148%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 760mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy sweet potatoes are glazed with a fabulous mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The potatoes are boiled briefly before they are sliced, so they take less time in the oven than similar recipes. 

While many attribute sweet potatoes with the traditional (and yummy) sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows, there's no need to wait until the holidays to enjoy these delicious root vegetables. Sweet potatoes can be cooked in numerous ways including baked, grilled, steamed, and fried. 

This recipe makes it so simple to enjoy these potatoes anytime, and both adults and kids alike will devour them as they are just so good. Serve these delicious caramelized sweet potatoes with a ham dinner, pork chops, or your favorite protein.


  • 2 pounds medium sweet potatoes

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes and then place them in a large saucepan; cover with water.

  3. Bring the sweet potatoes to a boil; reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until just tender. Drain well.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them and cut them into chunks or thick slices.

  5. Place the cut-up sweet potatoes in a buttered 2-quart baking dish.

  6. In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; cook until mixture boils. Pour over potatoes in the baking dish.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and nicely glazed. 

  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Use a scrub brush and fruit and vegetable wash to thoroughly clean the potatoes. 
  • This recipe can be easily scaled up or down, depending on how many servings you need.
  • Mash any leftover potatoes, and reheat for another meal. They're just as good! Put a pat or two of homemade cinnamon butter on them for an even more decadent sweetness.

How to Store

  • Leftover glazed sweet potatoes can be placed in an airtight container or plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator, where they will keep for up to five days.

Recipe Variation

  • Sprinkle in some of your other favorite spices, including nutmeg or ginger.
  • To make the dish even faster, use canned sweet potatoes in place of fresh sweet potatoes.