Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes With Pecan Topping

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
25 mins
50 mins

You may prepare and bake this complete dish hours ahead, and let sit at room temperature, just rewarm in a 375 degree oven, uncovered for about 20 minutes.

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  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a large pot bring water with about 1 tablespoon salt to a full boil.
  4. Add in sweet potatoes and bring back to a boil; simmer/blanch for about 5 minutes (no more than 5 minutes at a boil); drain and rinse under COLD water; pat dry slightly with paper towels.
  5. Arrange the potatoes in the buttered dish, overlapping slighty.
  6. Sprinkle with about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt.
  7. Pour the maple syrup over potatoes in the dish.
  8. Dot with about 6 tablespoons butter.
  9. Cover with foil, and bake until the potatoes are ALMOST tender (about 25-30 minutes).
  10. In a small bowl or cup mix the flour and brown sugar together.
  11. Add in 7 tablespoons butter; rub together with fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; mix in pecans.
  12. Remove the dish from oven and sprinkle the pecan mixture over over the potatoes.
  13. Return to oven (uncovered) to bake for another 20 minutes.
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5 5

My DM and DD enjoyed these sweet potatoes a lot! The pecan topping is very good and loved the maple syrup on the sweet potatoes. The next day I roughly mashed them and they were great. Kitten thank you for a wonderfrul Thanksgiving dinner!

5 5

Have made this for family and friends twice now and everyone enjoys it. I'm going to make it again at Easter and tweak it a little.

2 5

I followed your recipe but this recipe didn't make a good sauce. It was very clumpy and we really did not care for the flavor. Sorry