BettyCrocker.com's classic candied sweet potatoes is a simple recipe for candied sweet potatoes. Epicurious.com offers a recipe for candied sweet potatoes using bourbon, while McCormick.com's oven baked candied sweet potatoes are flavored with pumpkin spice.
To make Betty Crocker's classic candied sweet potatoes, wash 6 medium sweet potatoes. Do not peel the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a saucepan, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool slightly, then cut in 1/2 inch chunks. In a smaller skillet, heat 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, then add the potatoes, and stir gently until fully glazed.
For Epicurious' candied sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel 3 pounds sweet potatoes, then cut them into quarters and place on a steamer rack over boiling water. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until just tender, then transfer to a buttered baking dish. In a saucepan, simmer 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, 1/4 cup water and 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thickened. Add 1/4 to 1/3 cup bourbon. Drizzle the syrup over the potatoes, and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting occasionally.