This is another dish that my dad makes every year for Thanksgiving and since we weren’t with my parents this year, I felt it was necessary to make it in his honor. Sweet potatoes covered in maple syrup, butter and cinnamon then baked until tender. Couldn’t be easier or more delicious!
Ingredients (Serves 4):
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup REAL maple syrup (don’t even think about using the fake kind)
- 1 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 400F.
Place potatoes in a large pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Boil about 8 minutes, then drain. Peel and slice into large spears (think huge steak fries).
Place potatoes in a large glass baking dish in a single layer and cover with maple syrup. Break the butter into pieces sprinkle over potatoes. I don’t really know how you sprinkle butter but I couldn’t think of a better word so there you go.
Cover potatoes with a good amount of cinnamon, then place in the oven, uncovered. Cook for about an hour or until tender, basting every 15 minutes with the melted butter/syrup mixture. If the sugar starts to caramelize, add a bit of water to loosen.
Prepare to be amazed at how awesome these are!