Melting Baked Sweet Potato

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5 from 8 votes
These Melting Sweet Potatoes are the best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe that you could ever imagine. They literally melt in your mouth. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table or anytime you want a show stopper of a sweet potato recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
melting baked sweet potato recipe on a white platter with a spoon and a napkin

These Melting Sweet Potatoes are the best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe that you could ever imagine. They literally melt in your mouth. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table or anytime you want a show stopper of a sweet potato recipe.

melting baked sweet potato recipe on a white platter with a spoon and a napkin

This baked sweet potato recipe is delicious. Melting Sweet Potatoes have the deep flavor of a roasted sweet potato, the sweet, smooth flavor of a sweet potato casserole and an elegance of presentation that will grace any holiday table.

Why this Baked Sweet Potato Recipe Works

One words can describe this Baked Sweet Potato Recipe. Indulgent. This sweet potato recipe is not your everyday side dish. Of course you can serve it with anything. Accordingly, it will elevate the meal because of the exceptional taste of this classic starch.

How to Make Candied Sweet Potato Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Preheat Oven: First, Preheat oven to 450ºF. 
  • Prepare Potatoes: Then, peel sweet potatoes and trim off both ends. Next, slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices. 
  • Melt Butter: Next, melt 1/2 cup of butter and add to a large bowl; Then add potato slices and stir until coated. Next, arrange potato slices on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer; Pour remaining melted butter from the bowl over the potatoes slices. Then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Roast Potatoes: Roast potatoes for 15 minutes. Flip potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend. Continue roasting for 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
  • Pour in Stock: Add stock to baking sheet and roast for 10 more minutes or until most of the broth is evaporated. 
  • Make Topping: While potatoes are roasting, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine walnuts, syrup, remaining 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend. 
  • Simmer: Simmer and stir until the butter emulsifies; Remove from heat.
  • Transfer Candied Sweet Potatoes: Finally, transfer potatoes to a platter and drizzle with syrup and walnut mixture right before serving
melting baked sweet potato recipe with walnuts sprinkled on top

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Recommendations for Selecting Sweet Potatoes for this Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipe

Undoubtable we think of sweet potatoes as one of the prime Thanksgiving recipes. Mostly, due to the fact that their optimal growing season is from October through January.

But how do we select the best potatoes for this Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipe? Select sweet potatoes with tight, unwrinkled skins that show no signs of blemishes or bruises. Look for medium-sized ones as the larger they get, the starchier they become.

melting baked sweet potato recipe on a white platter with walnuts on top

Tips for Making the Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Here are a few tips and tricks to remember when making your Baked Sweet Potato Recipe:

  • Use a baking dish suitable for high temperatures. Warning, glass can shatter at this temperature.
  • Try and use potatoes that are the same size. That way they will all cook evenly.
  • You can make these ahead and just heat them up in a pan with butter and then add the warm topping at the end.

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Expert Tips for Making the Best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Make it Vegan: Replace the butter with olive oil and the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
  • Use Your Favorite Nut: Try Pecans or hazelnuts or don’t use any if you are worried about food allergies.

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Melting Sweet Potatoes

5 from 8 votes
These Melting Sweet Potatoes are the best Baked Sweet Potato Recipe that you could ever imagine. They literally melt in your mouth. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table or anytime you want a show stopper of a sweet potato recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter divided
  • 2 1/2 pounds medium sweet potatoes about 4 potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces toasted
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Peel sweet potatoes and trim off both ends. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of butter and add to a large bowl; Add potato slices and stir until coated.
  • Arrange potato slices on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer; Pour remaining melted butter from the bowl over the potatoes slices.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Roast potatoes for 15 minutes.
  • Flip potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Continue roasting for 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
  • Add stock to baking sheet and roast for 10 more minutes or until most of the broth is evaporated.
  • While potatoes are roasting, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine walnuts, syrup, remaining 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend.
  • Simmer and stir until the butter emulsifies; Remove from heat.
  • Transfer potatoes to a platter and drizzle with syrup and walnut mixture right before serving.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Make it Vegan: Replace the butter with olive oil and the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
  • Use Your Favorite Nut: Try Pecans or hazelnuts or don’t use any if you are worried about food allergies.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 3087kcal | Carbohydrates: 272g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 216g | Saturated Fat: 95g | Cholesterol: 366mg | Sodium: 4154mg | Potassium: 4525mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 165132IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 541mg | Iron: 10mg

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5 thoughts on “Melting Baked Sweet Potato”

  1. 5 stars
    Love, love, love sweet potatoes! I can never have too many recipes for them. These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love how this easy recipe can produce such flavorful sweet potatoes that really do melt in your mouth! Thanks for sharing!

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