Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs.), peeled and sliced 1" thick
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

In a large saucepan, cover the sweet potato slices with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well. 

Arrange the sweet potatoes in a large gratin dish. Season with the salt and pepper, then dot with the butter pieces. Drizzle the maple syrup over the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with the water and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the sweet potatoes over and bake for about 25 minutes longer, until they're tender and lightly browned. Once done, turn on the broiler and broil for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.

by The Savvy Kitchen