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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

11 minutes

46 minutes



6 Servings


About the Recipe

We've combined brown sugar and maple syrup to make a delicious glaze for this simple side dish. Our Test Kitchens staff loved the sweet potatoes paired with crunchy pecans.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces


  • Step 1Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Step 2Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place sweet potato in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with oil. Seal bag; toss to coat. Place potato on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until browned.

  • Step 3Place pecans and next 3 ingredients in a serving bowl. Add potato; toss gently until coated. Serve immediately.

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