Sweet potatoes made with brown sugar and maple syrup. A family favorite that everyone enjoys. If you're not cooking for a vegetarian crowd, you can top these with marshmallows as well.

Wendy

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer 25 to 30 minutes until tender.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Use non-aerosol non stick spray to grease a 8x8 inch baking pan.

  • When the sweet potatoes are cool, peel and cut them into large chunks. Arrange them in the prepared dish.

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter, syrup, sugar and coconut together over a low heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Sprinkle mixture over sweet potatoes. Top mixture with pecans.

  • Bake 5 to 7 minutes, until top is lightly browned.

Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in ingredient amounts and cooking time when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 25.2g 8% DV; fat 10.7g 17% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 73.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2007
Delicious and not too sweet. I used all of the three average-sized sweet potatoes and didn't add the coconut. Next time I make these I'll cut the boiling time down to about 20 minutes so they're not so soft. Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2005
Sorry but unless you are hoping for something that tastes like dessert try another recipe. The sweet potatoes only need a little sweetener as a side dish to a main course. The topping here tastes and looks exactly like toffee. Way too sweet. Read More
(17)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2007
Delicious and not too sweet. I used all of the three average-sized sweet potatoes and didn't add the coconut. Next time I make these I'll cut the boiling time down to about 20 minutes so they're not so soft. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
My husband and I really liked this. So simple. I left off the coconut and used marshmallows instead. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
These Sweet Potatoes were very delicious I didn't use coconut or pecans and I topped them with marshmellows. I will us this very easy recipe for now on..THANKS SO MUCH! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Simple Fast and unbelievable taste!! The hint of maple made me go back for seconds and thirds and gone....Very easy. We did not use the coconut or nuts because of the baby and it was awesome! I have never rated anything online but this was sooooo good I had too! Read More
(23)
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2005
Sorry but unless you are hoping for something that tastes like dessert try another recipe. The sweet potatoes only need a little sweetener as a side dish to a main course. The topping here tastes and looks exactly like toffee. Way too sweet. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2003
Easy and delicious I served at a party and it went over quite well. I used yams rather than sweet potatoes walnuts instead of pecans and skipped the coconuts. Also I added parsley. I think this recipe is a bit heavy on sugar I think it could be cut back a bit perhaps using some oil instead? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
Excellent. My boyfriend loved it. I actually just put a dash of cinnamon which wan't too overbearing but one could taste it. Very very good Will def make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
Very yummy. Quite sweet...almost dessert-sweet. Very easy. I did not have maple syrup so I substituded pancake syrup. Worked out great. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2005
This did not turn out sweet enough for me. However I liked the recipe overall. I just added a little more butter and sugar and I baked them for an additional 30 minutes and they were great. Read More
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