Family-Style Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: MomsWhoThink


  • 4 medium sized yams
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 23 large Vidalia sweet Onions
  • 6 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Cook yams in oven for about 1 hour at 400°F. Make sure they are soft to the touch when done.
  2. In a sauté pan (non-stick), combine the margarine and onions (slice, then chopped). Let onions soften. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon into the sauté pan. Let it caramelize the onions.
  3. When potatoes are done, peel off the skins and put into a large serving bowl. Mush them up a little, add a little bit of butter.
  4. Then take the onion mixture, drain, and pour them on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with a little more brown sugar and fresh ground pepper.