Lemon Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 7m
Ready In

"From Country Living. Chopped pecans can be toasted in an iron skillet, over medium heat, constantly stirring until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. (Original recipe did not call for pecans.) The glazed sweet potatoes may be cooked in advance, stored in the refrigerator, and reheated in a warm oven."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (88.9 g)
  • Calories 196.5
  • Total Fat - 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 11.4 mg
  • Sodium - 118.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 31.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch-thick slices.

Step 3

Toast chopped pecans and set aside.

Step 4

Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer.

Step 5

Mix butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Pour evenly over potatoes and cover with aluminum foil.

Step 6

Bake until potatoes are fork-tender, about 45 minutes.

Step 7

Remove foil, top with chopped pecans if using, return potatoes to oven, and bake until glaze thickens a little, about 12-15 more minutes.

Step 8

Serve immediately.


  • Cooking spray
  • Aluminum foil

2 Reviews


This is a delicious recipe that we really enjoyed. I didn't add the pecans. It is so easy and minds itself while baking. I was a bit light on the sugar but otherwise followed the recipe just cutting it in half. I'll be making this recipe again & again.


review by:
(12 Jan 2015)


I used smaller sweet potatoes, what I eye-estimated to be about 3 medium, and used a smaller glass pan. I love the zippy sweet flavor. The glaze didn't thicken quite as much as I expected but the flavor was still wonderful. I imagine some longer baking time will solve that, especially reheating my leftovers. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(2 Jan 2015)

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