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sweet potatoes with pecans

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 85 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


These Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes are to die for and a cinch to put together. Sweetened with maple syrup and topped with brown sugar and pecans.



Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ stick unsalted butter (softened)


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into 1" cubes.
  2. Steam sweet potatoes in a steamer basket on the stovetop or in an instant pot. (SEE NOTE)
  3. While sweet potatoes are steaming, preheat the oven to 350°.
  4. Place steamed sweet potatoes in a large bowl with the half and half and maple syrup. Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher until the desired consistency is reached.
  5. Add ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and salt and stir to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  6. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans, and butter and stir together until well mixed.
  7. Place mashed sweet potatoes in an oven-safe dish and top with the brown sugar and pecan topping.
  8. Bake sweet potatoes in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or just heated through and brown on the top.


Click HERE for instructions on steaming sweet potatoes in the instant pot or in a steamer basket.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 347

Keywords: gluten free, holidays, maple, sweet potatoes, vegetarian

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