Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet Potatoes in Praline Sauce

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  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and halved
  • Salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until not quite tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare the sauce by melting the sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. In a short time the sugar will begin to turn to a light golden brown. Stir to prevent burning. When light brown syrup is formed, immediately add the corn syrup, followed by the water. Blend thoroughly.
  3. Allow to cool for just a moment and then stir in the pecans, butter, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Place the potatoes in a greased baking dish.
  5. Pour some of the sauce over the potatoes and bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes.


The sauce is very rich, and you may want to save some for over ice cream.

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