Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries With Toasted Pecans

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I love the idea of combining these two holiday favorites. Portions size: is based on 1/2 medium potato per person. Choose smaller or larger. Part way through the cooking I stuck a toothpic under the lid to prop it open to vent some of the steam and reduce the liquid. The original recipe did not specify high or low heat setting. *I started my crock on the low setting then kicked it up to high after a couple hours cuz I got nervous about the timing. (updates 11/2012)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients, EXCEPT pecans.
  2. Toast pecans in the oven or dry skillet, set aside. Careful not to burn!
  3. Cook for 6 - 8 hours, until the yams are tender. I stir to combine every hour or so.
  4. About 1-2 hours before serving, if the mixture is too wet, prop the lid open a bit with a toothpick to let some of the steam out and thicken up the sauce.
  5. Put in your favorite serving dish and top with pecans for serving.


Most Helpful

Had some left-over raw sweet potatoes and fresh cranberries from the holidays, and put this together. Left the crockpot on HIGH for 4 hours, and the aroma wafted through the house all afternoon ! Did not include the pecans, personal choice, and this made a lovely side to the pork tenderloin I had in the oven. It was not at all "wet" with the lid on, and will fix this when the family is here. Thanks for posting !

NurseJaney January 05, 2010

I made this for Christmas Eve dinner, and I was hesitant to make a holiday dish without a stick of butter or a block of cream cheese. What a surprise winner this recipe was! I've never cooked with fresh cranberries, and they were a wonderful tart balance to the sweetness of the taters and brown sugar. I will definitely make this again! Thanks!

KissKiss December 25, 2007

This is a simple recipe. It is sweet, but not overpoweringly so as candied yams can be. It's healthier too, because it doesn't have butter, but you never miss it.

pansregnig December 31, 2009

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