Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
something for xmas dinner
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
- 50 g butter
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked
- Preheat oven to 200c.
- Place sweet potato in a baking pan and season well with salt and pepper. Heat maple syrup and butter in a small sauce pan until boiling. Pour over sweet potato and toss to combine. Scatter over thyme and back for 30 minutes Turn potato and cook for another 15 mins, until tender.
Delicious! This recipe was so easy and I made it easier by using the microwave. I put about 1/4 cup water in a covered dish and microwaved 10 minutes on high. Voila! I then added the butter and Smucker's maple syrup... sugar-free for me! A nice vegetable to go along with any meal! Prepared as a participant in the Cooking Photo Forum's Special Meals Event March 2010.
I scaled this back for 3 serves and we wishing it was more. For dietary reasons I did use a sugar free maple syrup and it was sweet enough for us (after talks with the DD she loves the real deal but it is oh so sweet and I don't have a sweet tooth so am happy with the no sugar variety). I sliced my sweet potato and I also sprayed the pan before before layering them in which I think helped with the turning and I did have a couple which were rather well done and I did find them chewy so would recommend not getting too much colour into them but then that could depend on how you cut them (slice or chunks). Thank you Sonya01, made for Make My Recipe tag game (Aussie/Kiwi forum).
I followed Seasoned Cook's tips and this recipe was great. I made it a day ahead and when I served it, the maple flavour came singing through. I first steamed the sweet potatoes and the skins slipped off and then added the maple syrup and butter - no thyme though. I will make this again (and again and again) as it will easily replace a much more complicated, much richer recipe. thanks.