Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 12, 2023
Topped with dried cherries and walnuts, this side is downright delicious. Even people who aren't into sweet potatoes will grab a second scoop. —Sarah Herse, Brooklyn, New York
Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 8 medium)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes lengthwise in half; cut crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup walnuts, brown sugar, cherries, syrup, cider and salt; toss to combine.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 298 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.