Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Pineapple chunks add unexpected, yet delicious bursts of tartness to naturally sweet sweet potatoes. Add pecans, if you'd like, for another layer of flavor that people will love. —Paula Mayo, Feedings Hills, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 105 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch


  1. Place sweet potatoes and water in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  2. Drain crushed pineapple, reserving juice. In a large bowl, combine the crushed pineapple, pineapple chunks and sweet potatoes. Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine honey and reserved juice; pour over sweet potatoes.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes. Stir; sprinkle with pecans if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 13 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p44

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"Over microwaved the potatoes, so I mashed it up, and used all crushed pineapple. I had to omit the pecans, I don't keep them in the house with the guys allergy, and it definitely would have given that extra OOMPH to the recipe. I used honey from my friend's hive in Maine, so good! Next time I'll cube up the potatoes and cook them in the oven."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Swwet potatoes did not cook evenly even though I increased the time--a lot of sweet potatoes--may have worked better to parboil them."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This was just ok, nothing special. One tip if you decide to try this: skip the microwave and boil the sweet potatoes instead. Even stirring frequently they didn't cook evenly in the microwave."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"Excellent - served to guests and they all loved it!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I used canned sweet potatoes, no crushed pineapple and 20 oz. pineapple chunks. I also used brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It turned out very well and we enjoyed it."

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