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It’s that time of year when the air gets crisp, and we start craving all the tastes of fall: cinnamon, maple, nuts, and, of course, sweet potatoes. So let’s put them together! We have the perfect dish to do it, too: Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes.

The Hasselback method is one of our favorites – remember our Smoky Hasselback Potatoes, Hasselback Chicken, and Easy Hasselback Baked Apples?! – and it’s the perfect way of getting all that flavor mixed in with the delicious orange spud. Plus, the slicing and baking method gives the sweet potatoes a fantastic combination of creamy and crispy that’s the epitome of fall food. We can’t praise this one enough, so let’s stop talking and start cooking! Watch us make it, then read on for the recipe.


sweet potatoes Recipe

Serves 2 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes


2 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salt and black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup chopped pecans

¼ cup maple syrup

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s about (218 degrees Celsius).

Place a sweet potato between two chopsticks for stability and knife guidance. Every ¼-inch along the length of the sweet potato, slice ⅞ of the way through, or until the knife hits the chopsticks. (The chopsticks will help prevent the knife from cutting through the sweet potato.) Repeat with the 2ed potato.

Brush the sweet potatoes with the vegetable oil. Place in a small baking dish and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake the sweet potatoes for 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft.

Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (230 degrees Celsius).

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Stir to mix.

Spoon the maple syrup mixture over and in between the baked sweet potato slices, pushing the pecan pieces in between each slice.

Return the filled sweet potatoes to the oven and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove the baked sweet potatoes from the oven and spoon any cooking liquid over the potatoes. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.

How perfect for autumn are these sweet potatoes? Not only are the root veggies just about to come into season, but they also pair so well with every dish we start craving around this time of year— and in turn, this maple pecan butter pairs so perfectly with them.

Brilliant and delicious!

So what do YOU think? Have you jumped on the Hasselback bandwagon yet, or ever made anything similar to this dish? What are your favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes? Will you be giving this one a try? What other flavors might work with it? Tell us if you attempt it, and how it turns out for you!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?