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Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Apricots

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the versatile root vegetable—the sweet potato. Building on traditional recipes used by my mother and grandmother, I've added maple syrup, brown sugar, dried apricots and more spices to update this holiday casserole. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (2 pounds 8 ounces) cut sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place sweet potatoes in an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over the potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 219 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • MarilynSRV
    Nov 22, 2014

    I've made this for years now, and its a huge hit always. I make it the day before, cover it, and refrigerate it. I take it out, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, and then I add the pecans and bake it. And yes, you can always put some marshmallows on top the last few minutes if your family insists and your sugar tolerances can handle it. I've also prepared it in a slow cooker when oven space is scarce. Cooked it for 3-4 hours on low.

  • afsmw516
    Dec 22, 2012

    Made this for Thanksgiving 2012 and it was a huge hit. Leftovers were great, too! I'm making it again for Christmas Eve dinner with ham instead of turkey.

  • Susieq30
    Oct 17, 2011

    Super easy and delicious! I do it in the crockpot when I need to transport it somewhere.

  • tagstr
    Nov 10, 2010

    I tried this and it is just delicious, the carbs were a little to high so I used sugar free maple syrup