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Camotes Enmielado (Candied Sweet Potatoes)

Sweet and syrupy candied sweet potatoes, our camotes enmielado are a traditional Mexican dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 132kcal



  • In 3-quart saucepan, place water, piloncillo, cinnamon sticks, anise stars, and whole cloves. Heat to boiling, stirring with a wooden spoon until piloncillo dissolves.
  • After 5 minutes, add sweet potatoes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove and discard cinnamon sticks, anise stars, and cloves. Reserve syrup.
  • Serve sweet potatoes topped with reserved warm sweet syrup. Garnish with milk.


This dessert can also be made with pumpkins or squash instead of the sweet potatoes.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 4611IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg