Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes

A sweet addition to a savory meal, our Citrus Glazed Sweet Potatoes are like nature's candy, pairing the flavors of tart citrus with cinnamon and brown sugar.

When the weather turns cold, we start eating a lot more root vegetables like carrots, parsnips and our favorite, sweet potatoes. Rather than making the candied yams with marshmallow topping that many families like, which is usually for too sweet for our tastes, we prefer to enhance the sweetness of these vegetables naturally. Here, we add lemon and orange juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar to make a tasty treat that goes perfectly with turkey, roasts, and any combination of sautéed greens.

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 1 hour


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into ½-inch thick rounds. Arrange in a 1 1/2-quart casserole and pour melted butter over top.
  2. Add sugar, lemon juice, orange juice and cinnamon stick.
  3. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until tender. Uncover and discard cinnamon stick; stir. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Cook, uncovered, 15-30 minutes, or until top is crisp.

YIELDS: 6 servings

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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