Maple Sweet Potatoes

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5 from 11 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

These Maple 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.

 Maple Sweet Potatoes

Maple Sweet Potatoes, or 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.

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What We Love About This Maple Syrup Sweet Potato Recipe

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. No need to just boil and serve them savory.

  • 5 Minute Prep: It takes no time at all to make this melting sweet potatoes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry, nothing fussy or complicated.
  • Family Friendly: Seet, melt in your mouth potatoes with a crunchy top is always a winner.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or dairy free, etc…
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Ingredient Notes

  • Butter: Unsalted butter for this maple sweet potato.
  • Medium Sweet Potato: Try and get uniform sizes for best baking.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: All the seasonings in one sprinkle.
  • Chicken Stock or Chicken Broth: Adds moisture and a depth of flavor.
  • Walnut Pieces: Toasted for even more rich flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: The star of the show, thats offers that sweet finish to the melting potatoes.
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Equipment Needed for Maple Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Maple Sweet Potatoes

These are the basic steps for making melting potatoes recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 450ºF. Then, peel sweet potatoes and trim off both ends. Next, slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices. 

STEP 2: 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 sprayed with a non stick cooking spray or lined with foil; Pour remaining melted butter from the bowl over the potatoes slices. Then sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of All Purpose Seasoning. (Or a tsp or two of salt and black pepper).

STEP 3: BAKE

Roast potatoes for 15 minutes. Flip potatoes, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of All purpose Seasoning Blend. Continue roasting for 10 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and tender. Add stock to baking sheet and roast for 10 more minutes or until most of the broth is evaporated. 

STEP 4: 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 and stir until the butter emulsifies; Remove from heat.

STEP 5: FINISH

Finally, transfer potatoes to a platter and drizzle with syrup and walnut mixture right before serving.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make these ahead and just heat them up in a pan with butter and then add the warm topping at the end.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil in the fridge for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, these maple sweet potato can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to four months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then transfer to a baking dish and bake in the oven until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions about Maple Sweet Potatoes

ARE SWEET POTATOES THE SAME AS YAMS?

Yes, they are the same thing. They are just a different variety. Some have thicker skin or vary in color but they are all in the same family.

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SWEET POTATOES

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. If you would like some more information on sweet potatoes, check this out.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed this recipe card below can be adjusted to make the amount for the gathering that you are having.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING FOR THE MAPLE SYRUP?

Yes it is easy to use honey in place of the maple syrup a sugar free substitute can also be of use for this recipe. However, real maple syrup is best.

 Maple Sweet Potatoes

Expert Tips for Making This Maple Glaze Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  • Toss: Try tossing some cinnamon or nutmeg with your roasted sweet potato cubes
  • 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.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These melting sweet potatoes can be made in the air fryer too.
  • Fresh: Top with fresh herbs such as fresh thyme or parsley.

What to Serve with Maple Sweet Potatoes

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Maple Sweet Potatoes
5 from 11 votes

Maple Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
These Maple 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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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

  • Toss: Try tossing some cinnamon or nutmeg with your roasted sweet potato cubes
  • 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.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These melting sweet potatoes can be made in the air fryer too.
  • Fresh: Top with fresh herbs such as fresh thyme or parsley.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 27524IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday side dish, sweet potatoes

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5 thoughts on “Maple Sweet Potatoes”

  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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