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Caramelized Sweet Potato Crowns

(13 Votes)
Updated July 26, 2018
Sweet Potato Crowns
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
25 Min

Instead of that same ol' baked sweet potato casserole for Christmas this year, we've come up with a new recipe, that's got a bit of a regal feel. What really gives our Caramelized Sweet Potato Crowns a special something is the ooey, gooey butter pecan topping that has just enough crunch to compliment the creamy potatoes! This new can't-resist twist on an old-time favorite is guaranteed to get everyone excited for Christmas dinner! 

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large unpeeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1-1/2-inch slices with ends discarded
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil and salt; mix well. Add sweet potato slices and toss until evenly coated. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until fork-tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of each potato and return to oven; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until sugar is melted and nuts start to toast up. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 253
  • Calories from Fat 162
  • Total Fat 18g 28 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.6g 18 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 1.7g 3 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 7.6mg 3 %
  • Sodium 354mg 15 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 23g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11 %
  • Sugars 12g 0 %

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Love that these are individual servings!

Are the potatoes parboiled first before applying the other ingredients???

No, the potatoes are not parboiled before baking. Enjoy!

Delicious. A wonderful change from the traditional marshmallow topping

Made this for Thanksgiving and they were wonderful and a big hit. Not one left. Thanks Mr. Food staff for giving me a fast easy no ho hum way to one of my fav side dishes.

What a unique and wonderful way to dress up a meal! I will try these this year but they can't be anything other than Oh so good! (Instead of syrup, try topping them off with 1-2 mini marshmallows during the last couple minutes of baking).

These are great. They also make a very pretty presentation for any meal.

Can't wait to try this recipe. It sounds great because my family loves baked sweet potatoes!

love these

I never even got to eat one, everyone grabbed them all, I guess they were great!

oooooh its soooooooo good!!!! :)

Sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving anymore! Easy to prepare, tasty and if you want leftovers...make extra. I made these again on Mother's Day everyone loved them!!!

We enjoyed these better than my normal candied sweet potatoes. These were even easier to make. Next time I will try a little less oil as I had so much on my cookie sheet afterwards I made a mess. I didn't use nuts-because I had used them all on something else but I'll be sure to do nuts next time. Thank you for sharing.

I will try these tomorrow! Thanks soooo much! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

I can't wait to try this one. It is so yummy looking!

So tasty - so easy.

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