Nalbone Family Recipes

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side dishes, vegetables

Candied Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

Source: Submitted by: Joe Spilatro

Servings: 8

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (6-8)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 to 3) or to taste
  • 1 cup melted butter, melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (1-1/2)
  • 1/2 cup pecan chips


  1. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch round slices. Arrange potatoes in a lightly greased baking dish (approx. 13”x9”x2”).
  2. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans in a bowl. Sprinkle each layer of potatoes with the mixture. Pour 3/4 cup melted butter over potatoes evenly. Cover and back at 375°F for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove, and baste with remaining 1/4 cup butter. Cover and continue baking for 30 minutes. (If transporting dish, stop here and continue last step at remote location – warm 5-10 minutes in oven before adding marshmallows).
  4. Remove, sprinkle marshmallows evenly on top and continue baking without cover for 5 minutes.


Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 435 Calories; 26g Fat (52.8% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 51g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 70mg Cholesterol; 287mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 5 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

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