Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter and Toasted Pecans

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The countdown begins.  Thanksgiving is closing in.  Have you planned your holiday menu yet?  These sweet potatoes are simple to make yet impressive.

Whip up the maple butter and toast the pecans ahead of time.  On that busy Thanksgiving day, just bake up the sweet potatoes.  I don’t know about you, but my Thanksgiving mornings are crazy full of preparations (will I ever get to watch that parade with the kids?), so an easy side dish is right up my alley.

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Quite frankly I recommend you make lots of extra maple butter so you can put it on pancakes, toast, a spoon….

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When toasting any nuts, it will seem like it is taking a long time for anything to happen.  You may be tricked into thinking you have time to check your email or switch the laundry over.  Do Not!  The pecans will turn from golden brown to black in seconds.  And you will be sad, because pecans are expensive!  Perhaps, privately, you may eat the burnt pecans, but you certainly don’t want to serve them to guests.

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Need more Thanksgiving ideas?  Today I’m excited to participate in a Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup hosted over at Kleinworth & Co.

November Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup


I’m sharing this as part of our November’s Recipe Round-Up. Want more Thanksgiving Recipes???


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Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie from Let’s Dish

Cranberry Orange Martini from One Martini at a Time

Pilgrim Butty – Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Kleinworth & Co.

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad from In the Moment With

Vegetarian Friendly Thanksgiving Ideas from Random-osity

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel from Joyful Healthy Eats

Cranberry Sauce from Little by Little

Garlic Cheese Dip Appetizer from Nap-Time Creations

Grandma’s Jello Salad from More Than Simple Living

Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with Whipped Maple Butter & Toasted Pecans from The Well Floured Kitchen

Pumpkin Rolls from Rainy Day Cravings


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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter and Toasted Pecans


  • 8 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup (4oz) Butter, Softened
  • 2 Tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans, Chopped


  • Whip together the butter and maple syrup for about 1 minute with beaters, until the butter is light and fuluffy.
  • Toast the pecans in an ungreased saute pan over medium low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until the nuts are lightly browned.
  • Be careful they will burn easily! Bake sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until easily pierced with a knife.
  • Serve potatoes with butter and pecans on the side.
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22 Responses to Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Maple Butter and Toasted Pecans

  1. You had me at maple butter. :)

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  5. Oh, this must be delicious! I love sweet potatoes, so I must try your recipe! Pinning for later!
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  6. These sweet potatoes are really beautiful, and thanks for all the other great holiday recipe ideas too! So glad you shared this with us at Saturday Night Fever :)

  7. Maple Butter is brilliant! I love it as a pancake topper! Plus sweet potatoes are always amazing. I am behind the curve and am just menu-planning this week. Love this!!!

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  9. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! Gorgeous photos and the maple butter sounds like something I need in my life, stat!

  10. Wow! That whipped maple butter sounds amazing! Looks great girl, so glad you could join this month!

  11. Wow these look awesome! I love your board too!

  12. I LOVE sweet potatoes… I have a couple in my kitchen right now… this recipe sounds lovely.. pinning to try soon! Emily This was a fun round up right? :o)

  13. These look pretty much perfect. I think I could eat one for dessert!

  14. Just perfect- I love your images. Thanks so much for joining in this month. It’s been great to have you along. Hope you will be a part of future round-ups.

  15. So simple but so delicious looking!

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  17. Love sweet potatoes! I will have to try the maple butter next time we have them. :)

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