Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

*Adopted Recipe* This is a wonderful side dish from the Woman's Day Cookbook. I made these as a holiday side dish for the first time about 9 years ago, and they have been in regular rotation since. It looks gorgeous on the table, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees Farenheit, and lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish or casserole.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until firm-tender when tested with a fork.
  3. Drain and cool under cold water.
  4. Cut in 1/2-inch thick slices, and arrange the slices in the casserole dish in a spiral pattern, overlapping slices slightly.
  5. Mix 1/2 cup of the syrup with the orange juice, pour over potatoes.
  6. Dot with 1 Tablespoon of the butter.
  7. Cover tightly with foil, and bake for 20-30 minutes, until hot and the potatoes have absorbed some liquid.
  8. In a small bowl, make the streusel topping.
  9. Mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, and using two knives or a pastry cutter cut in remaining 3 Tablespoons butter until mixture is the texture of coarse meal.
  10. Toss in pecans.
  11. Remove potatoes from oven and sprinkle with streusel mixture.
  12. Bake uncovered for 15 more minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
  13. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup over the potatoes and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I've made this several times and it's so good, easy to make and is a crowd pleaser. I use light brown sugar instead of dark and this year I am going to use fresh squeezed oranges for the juice and sugar free pancake syrup because I am diabetic and to cut back on the carb content. I have also put marshmellows in it but it's not needed because the streusel crumb topping is just so perfect!

shogan80 November 21, 2013

I was unsure how to rate this recipe. It was good but not great but I think that was my fault. I accidentally bought the wrong kind of syrup. I will probably try to make again with the right ingredients.

Nasseh November 23, 2007

I'm not a sweet potato fan, but they're expected at Thanksgiving, so I made these. And they were yummy! And easy to make, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

jmelyn December 10, 2006