Heavenly Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Heavenly Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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These luscious baked sweet potatoes taste a little bit like a pumpkin pie. They also feature fruits and nuts for added nutrition. If you like, toss some mini marshmallows on top to make it extra indulgent. —Cynthia Peterson, Roswell, New Mexico
Featured In: Fall Spices
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 231 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple cider, maple syrup, butter and reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup and syrupy, about 20 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and cloves; set aside and keep warm.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Layer half of the potatoes, apples and pineapple in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with salt. Pour reduced liquid over top. Cover and bake 40 minutes or just until tender.
  3. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake, uncovered, 13-18 minutes longer or until potatoes and apples are tender. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Heavenly Baked Sweet Potatoes in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p40

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brianslady17 User ID: 4846169 127319
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"Made this for a family dinner, DELICIOUS and very little leftovers. Matched well with the slow-cooked ribs. Highly recommended!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 195478
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"omitted the salt, didn't have nuts. very good."

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