Good Morning America Recipes

Caramelized Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes

A Sweet and Savory Side You Won't Want to Miss

Emeril Lagasse has great recipes to add to your family's Thanksgiving meal.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Nothing spells Thanksgiving quite like sweet potatoes. Here Emeril masterfully prepares the sweet potatoes with a sweet caramelized cane syrup.


  • About 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cane syrup (we recommend Steen's)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 400??F.

    Combine the sweet potatoes with the oil and salt in a mixing bowl, and toss to coat well. Place the

    sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer. Transfer to the oven and cook until

    they begin to caramelize and soften, about 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, combine all the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

    Transfer the potatoes to a casserole dish. Pour the syrup mixture over them, and using a spatula, toss to coat well. Return the casserole to the oven and continue to cook, carefully stirring once, until the potatoes are caramelized and tender, about 30 minutes.

    Serve hot.

    *Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse from his bookFor more great Emeril recipes, click here.

    Food styled by Karen Pickus.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: cane syprup, sweet potatoes, dark brown sugar, pecans

    Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Party Platter

    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    Karen's Cordon Bleu
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's delicious and celebratory chicken dish.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS