Common ingredients used in baked glazed sweet potatoes are sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. Variations of this recipe may include ground nutmeg, ground ginger, salt and almonds, or maple syrup may be omitted.
To cook glazed sweet potatoes, boil the sweet potatoes, peel and cut them into chunks. In a saucepan, boil the combined butter, maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon. Put the sweet potatoes in a baking dish, and pour the syrup over the potatoes. Bake uncovered until heated through. Another way to cook this dish is to omit boiling the potatoes. Instead, put the potatoes in a baking dish, and bake them with the syrup until the potatoes are tender, and the syrup is slightly thick.