Streusel Sweet Potatoes

READY IN: 50mins




  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees Farenheit, and lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish or casserole.
  • Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until firm-tender when tested with a fork.
  • Drain and cool under cold water.
  • Cut in 1/2-inch thick slices, and arrange the slices in the casserole dish in a spiral pattern, overlapping slices slightly.
  • Mix 1/2 cup of the syrup with the orange juice, pour over potatoes.
  • Dot with 1 Tablespoon of the butter.
  • Cover tightly with foil, and bake for 20-30 minutes, until hot and the potatoes have absorbed some liquid.
  • In a small bowl, make the streusel topping.
  • 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.
  • Toss in pecans.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and sprinkle with streusel mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 more minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Pour the remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup over the potatoes and serve immediately.