Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Here is an old-fashioned recipe for glazed sweet potatoes.


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Scrub the sweet potatoes clean and peel them, if desired.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch thick rounds and place them in a baking dish.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted, and the ingredients are well-combined.
  5. Pour the glaze over the sweet potatoes and stir to coat them evenly.
  6. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45–50 minutes, or until they are tender and the glaze is bubbly and caramelized.
  7. Serve the glazed sweet potatoes hot as a delicious side dish or dessert.

Enjoy this old-fashioned recipe for glazed sweet potatoes, straight from the pages of Ruth’s Dishes!

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