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Honey-Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes. Stir; sprinkle with pecans if desired. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 105 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • JMartinelli13
    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.

  • vereader
    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.

  • pearlrvr
    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.

  • cindydownes
    Nov 14, 2010

    Excellent - served to guests and they all loved it!

  • bettex1
    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.

  • tamarachronister
    Nov 13, 2010

    This recipe is so simple. I prepared it according to the recipe, using locally 'grown' honey, and we LOVE it. It has become a MUST HAVE at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

  • foag
    Dec 10, 2008

    Amazing! I had extra crushed pineapple so I used double the crushed and no tidbits. And no pecans...everyone loved it!