Candied Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup
I created these candied sweet potatoes with maple syrup to entice my young children to eat sweet potatoes. They didn't like them plain and none of us liked recipes using marshmallows, pineapple, etc. This slightly-sweet version fit the bill. The kids are grown-up now, but still request this be served every Thanksgiving.
As a shortcut, you can substitute frozen, cooked sweet potatoes for uncooked. You may also leave the sweet potatoes cubed, toss them with the spice mixture, then drizzle with the butter and maple syrup. We've done it both ways; our family just prefers them mashed.