My grandmother used to make this simple sweet-spicy dish every year for the holidays. It's so delicious, you'll want to make it all year.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sweet potatoes into a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook over medium heat until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain water, and place potatoes in a large casserole dish.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, red hot candies, and water. Pour over the sweet potatoes in the dish.

  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until sweet potatoes are soft, and the candies are melted. After this, you may top with marshmallows, and return the dish to the oven for 10 minutes to toast them.

Nutrition Facts

513 calories; 2.8 g protein; 110.7 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 155.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2004
I made this for my office Thanksgiving Day dinner. I was very nervous since no one had ever heard of using the cinnamon candies in the recipie. It was the hit. People went back for seconds and thirds. I had several people ask for the recipie. I'm making it again for our own dinner.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2006
WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too sweet Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2004
I made this for my office Thanksgiving Day dinner. I was very nervous since no one had ever heard of using the cinnamon candies in the recipie. It was the hit. People went back for seconds and thirds. I had several people ask for the recipie. I'm making it again for our own dinner.... Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2004
I made this for my office Thanksgiving Day dinner. I was very nervous since no one had ever heard of using the cinnamon candies in the recipie. It was the hit. People went back for seconds and thirds. I had several people ask for the recipie. I'm making it again for our own dinner.... Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
This is clever unique and delicious. I had a feeling this would be good but this was wow! I highly recommend giving this a try esp. if you love cinnamon and sweet potatoes. It's almost like a dessert. It was easy to make too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/18/2006
WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too sweet Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
I feel terrible that I've never reviewed this recipe. We've been making it for several years. It's my family's ALL TIME FAVORITE Thanksgiving dish! I make it exactly as the recipe states. I even add the optional marshmallows. We like them sweet! If you're looking for a savory sweet potato dish you need to look elsewhere. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2011
This is just like what my mom and Granny made. We swapped half & half for the water. Very good and simple recipe. Read More
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