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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

A pecan-pie-inspired topping brings a festive twist to classic sweet potatoes.
15 min
PREP TIME
1h
COOK TIME
480
CALORIES
11
INGREDIENTS
8
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) firmly packed brown sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) Ground Cinnamon divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) Ginger, Ground divided
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) Sea Salt Grinder
  • 3 pounds (1.5 kg) sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1 cup (250 ml) dried cranberries
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) butter cubed, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chopped pecans

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Mix ¼ cup (60 mL) of the brown sugar, orange juice, vanilla, ½ tsp (2 mL) each of the cinnamon and ginger, and salt in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat well. Spoon into 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cranberries. Dot with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the butter. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, mix flour, remaining ½ cup (125 mL) brown sugar and remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) each cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl. Cut in remaining 4 tbsp (60 mL) butter with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and stir gently. Sprinkle evenly with pecan topping.
  • 3 Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes longer or until sweet potatoes are tender and topping is lightly browned.

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