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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter

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These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter are my favorite way to serve sweet potatoes. This easy recipe pairs tender sweet potatoes with a maple flavored butter with a pinch of cayenne for a bit of heat. They’re perfect for the holidays or really any meal.

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December is taking me for a ride, kids. We finally have a functioning kitchen, but there are still unfinished bits and extra bobs lying all over the house. Since we don’t have a car it’s extra complicated to get rid of them. Now that charity shops are open again, hopefully we can donate some of our spare items. If you know anyone who wants to upcycle some perfectly sturdy and comfortable dining room chairs with a million tiny cat claw holes in the upholstery, give me a call.

December is always really hectic, but we always survive it. Of course, somehow we also seem to forget that every year when it rolls around again. The overwhelm is pretty intense right now, but soon the joy of Christmas morning will unfold, then those glorious in between days where we just lounge in our pajamas and dip buttered toast into our hot chocolate and call it breakfast. I’m ready for it.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter in a bowl

We’re having trouble deciding what we want to make for Christmas dinner this year since it’s going to be just the two of us again. I know I’m definitely choosing these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter. They’re so simple but so delicious. They’re sweet with just a little bit of heat. I can’t get enough.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter with a spoon

How to make Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter

To make this, all we have to do is peel and chop some sweet potatoes and scatter them on a baking sheet. Toss them with a little oil, salt, and pepper, then roast them in a very hot oven until tender. It takes about 40 minutes.

While your sweet potatoes are cooking, you can toast some pecans and give them a rough chop. Also, melt some butter and whisk in some maple syrup and some cayenne pepper. Then all that’s left to do is toss everything together at the end and enjoy.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter and pecans

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it isn’t. But that’s okay. We’ll make it through to the other side, and we’ll eat really well along the way. Get these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter on your holiday table, and you’ll forget all your worries.

Looking for more awesome ways to serve sweet potatoes? Try this Sweet Potato Gratin or a Baked Sweet Potato Brulee.

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These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter are my favorite way to serve sweet potatoes. This easy recipe pairs tender sweet potatoes with a maple flavored butter with a punch of cayenne for a bit of heat.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230C) and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Spread your sweet potato chunks in a single layer on the baking sheet, then drizzle on the oil and season with salt and pepper, and optional cayenne (see note). Toss gently with your hands to coat each piece in oil.
  3. Roast the sweet potatoes for about 40 minutes or until soft. Stab one with a fork to test it.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, lightly toast the pecans by heating them in a dry skillet over medium heat until they start to smell toasty.
  5. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat butter, maple syrup, and cayenne. You can let it bubble for a few minutes if you want to thicken it up a bit, but don’t let the butter burn.
  6. After you remove the pan from the oven, carefully transfer the sweet potatoes to your serving dish. Sprinkle over the nuts and pour on the maple butter mixture. Toss lightly.

Notes

  • If you like things extra spicy, you can also season the sweet potatoes with a dash of cayenne before they go in the oven.

Keywords: Sweet Potatoes, Maple

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