Hasselback Sweet Potato with Pecan Streusel

Sweet potatoes come in different colors, from white to yellow to orange to orange-red. The darker the inside, the sweeter it is. I chose white because I was adding maple syrup and brown sugar, but any sweet potato will do.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 sweet potato


  • 1 large sweet potato

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans

  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, cubed

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place sweet potato on a cutting board. Place a chopstick on either side. Cut the sweet potato into 1/8-inch-thick slices, making sure you don't cut all the way through. Transfer to a baking pan.

  3. Mix melted butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together. Spoon over the sweet potato.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, 45 to 60 minutes.

  5. Using your hands, make streusel by combining 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar, pecans, flour, butter, and salt. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

  6. Remove the sweet potato from the oven and sprinkle streusel over the top. Place in the broiler until streusel starts to brown, 1 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

911 Calories
37g Fat
140g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 911
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 140g 51%
Dietary Fiber 16g 55%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1664mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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