Apple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

A tasty sweet potato side dish for your holiday dinner.

by Nashville General Hospital
Apple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes provide a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, calcium and potassium. They are also a low-fat source of fiber. 

Serves: 4

Serving size: ½ cup


  • 2 1/2 cups 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Combine apple juice, cinnamon and salt in a large skillet. Add sliced sweet potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat slightly and simmer potatoes, stirring occasionally for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and juice is reduced to a glaze.
  3. Serve hot.

Carefully eat with a fork and knife as the sauce will be hot. Serve with a side salad.

For more recipes like this, including written in Spanish, visit the Nashville General Hospital Foundation website . This site also includes information about The Food Pharmacy, which addresses food insecurity through the distribution of no-cost food totes filled with fresh produce and shelf-stable food.

NOTE: This recipe is relatively high in carbohydrates. This may impact people who are monitoring their carbohydrate intake and those with diabetes.


Each ½ cup serving provides: Calories: 180; Fat: 0 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 222 mg; Fiber: 4 g; Protein: 3 g; Carbohydrates: 40 g; Sugar: 23 g.


Nashville General Hospital Foundation Cookbook, Shared by Second Harvest Food Bank – adapted from California Champions for Change, Summer 2021.