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Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are made with sliced sweet potatoes that are roasted in butter, salt, and maple syrup. They get topped with a butter, brown sugar, and pecan topping. It’s a sweet and salty side dish perfect for Thanksgiving.

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

I know that there are people who put marshmallows on their sweet potatoes, but that is just too much sweetness for me. I like to use a combination of maple syrup and brown sugar to help complement and draw out the natural sweetness in the sweet potatoes.

These Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are made with sliced sweet potatoes that are roasted in butter, salt, and maple syrup, which are topped with a butter, brown sugar, and pecan topping. It's a sweet and salty side dish perfect for Thanksgiving.

The crumbly butter, brown sugar, and pecan topping is sweet and crunchy without overpowering the taste of the potatoes themselves. I love the flavor pairing of the pecans and the sweet potatoes, it seems so fitting for fall.

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Most families serve both mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. I like that this sweet potato recipe is made with sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead of mashed sweet potatoes. It helps to keep two potato dishes completely different. It’s also quicker and easier to make this recipe than a sweet potato casserole, which involves more steps and making a larger mess.

Note: the full batch isn’t depicted in photos, this is about 2/3 of a batch. It didn’t fit into the bowl, so I also had to use a smaller bowl in addition to the one in the photos.

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These Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are made with sliced sweet potatoes that are roasted in butter, salt, and maple syrup, which are topped with a butter, brown sugar, and pecan topping. It's a sweet and salty side dish perfect for Thanksgiving.

How to make Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes:

Yield: 10 servings

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are roasted in butter and maple syrup and topped with a butter, brown sugar, and pecan crumble. It's a no-fuss recipe that is easy to prepare and fitting for Thanksgiving.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 8 medium-sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup (the real stuff)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Pecans

Instructions

    Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

    Peel the potatoes and slice them into round slices about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange them in a buttered baking dish.

    Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and then stir in the maple syrup. Drizzle this over the potatoes. Sprinkle the salt over.

    In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons chopped pecans. Crumble over the potatoes.

    Bake the sweet potatoes for 45 minutes.

Notes

You can prepare this a day in advance. Roast the potatoes according to the recipe, then cover, store in the fridge, and reheat in the oven before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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