Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cut off the tips of sweet potatoes.
Peel and then slice into ½ thick circles.
Place into a 9x13 baking dish. Set side.
In a medium-size pot, melt butter over medium-low heat.
Add sugar and stir until combined.
Add heavy whipping cream and stir until creamy.
Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, maple, and vanilla extract.
TASTE THE MIXTURE AND MAKE SURE IT TASTES YUMMY. ADD MORE SPICES IF NEEDED.
Pour mixture over sweet potatoes.
Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Remove foil, baste and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender.
Plate the candied yams using a slotted spoon. Serve immediately.