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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Oxmoor House
Prep time 11 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
We've combined brown sugar and maple syrup to make a delicious glaze for this simple side dish. Our Test Kitchens staff loved the sweet potatoes paired with crunchy pecans.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 175
  • fat 6.0 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • protein 1.8 g
  • carbohydrate 29.4 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 225 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fiber 3.0 g
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place sweet potato in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with oil. Seal bag; toss to coat. Place potato on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes or until browned.

  3. Place pecans and next 3 ingredients in a serving bowl. Add potato; toss gently until coated. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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