Baked Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Pears (Creole)

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & butter a 13"x9" glass baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir butter, cane syrup, pear nectar, vanilla, Bourbon & OJ until butter melts.
  • Increase heat & boil until mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes, then remove from heat & whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg & salt.
  • Arrange1/3 of the potato slices in the prepared baking dish, then top with half of the pear slices, & then with another 1/3 of the potato slices. Finally, arrange the remaining slices of potato & pear on top & on their edge, alternating potato & pear, & overlapping slightly.
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt, then pour the cane syrup mixture over everything.
  • Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil & bake until sweet potatoes are nearly tender, about 1 hour.
  • Uncover & bake until completely tender, basting occasionally with the syrup, for about 20-30 minutes longer, checking with a toothpick or knife point to make sure the potatoes are completely tender.
  • Spoon the syrup over the sweet potatoes & pears one last time & serve hot.