Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are simple to make and bring sweet and warm flavor to your fall dinner table. With a little bit of crunch, this comforting dish is hard to resist!
I'm so happy I finally get to share a sweet potato dish with you. As you know sweet potatoes are one of my all time favorite side dishes!
Sweet potatoes for the win! Who's with me? Are you a sweet potato fan? If so, keep reading because you're going to love this recipe and if you don't like sweet potatoes, still, keep reading this post because I'm about to change your mind forever about this delicious and very underappreciated ingredient that is usually left out all alone on the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Awesome Thanksgiving Recipes:
- GARLIC BUTTER MASHED POTATOES
- Roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary and pomegranates
- PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS RECIPE
- TURKEY GRAVY RECIPE WITHOUT DRIPPINGS
- HONEY BUTTER CARROTS
- HOMEMADE CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES
Last year, the theme of Thanksgiving on the blog was recipes inspired by FRIENDS. You know that's my all time favorite TV series, as in I've watched it 23 times favorite. I know, crazy. But that's how I learned English!
This year, we're all about smaller Thanksgiving portions so we get a couple servings of leftovers but nothing goes to waste. We try our best not to waste food. After all, there are MANY people out there who sleep hungry every single night.
Maple pecan sweet potatoes are so easy to make and what I love about them is how sticky and sweet they are. The pecans give such a nice crunch to the dish that makes it so perfect. If you don't like sweet potatoes as a side dish, then treat them as a dessert!
Yes, I eat sweet potatoes as dessert and I love them!
Notes and tips to make Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes:
- Use sweet potatoes that are same in size and slice them to the same thickness so they would cook evenly.
- You can use honey or brown sugar instead of maple syrup if maple syrup is not available or it's not your favorite.
- If all the water is absorbed but the potatoes are not cooked yet, then add some more water (about ¼ cup at a time) so the sweet potatoes cook completely.
- For more adventurous flavors, add a little bit of grated ginger to the dish while cooking.
- This dish should be served warm. You can make this in advance and reheat it on the stove on in the oven. If you're going to reheat it in the oven, turn the oven on to 250F and place the sweet potatoes in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes
- 8 Sweet Potatoes Evenly sliced
- 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- ½ cup Pure Maple Syrup
- ½ cup Water
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg Optional
- ½ tsp All Spice Optional
- ½ Cup Pecans Chopped
- Place a large pan on the stove over medium heat. Melt butter in the pan.
- Once the butter is melted, place the sweet potatoes in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side.
- Add pure maple syrup, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and pecans to the pan. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes until fully cooked and the sauce has thickened.
- Serve warm.