Don’t let Thanksgiving or the holidays, get you down. It can be a little overwhelming, especially if you are hosting. But I’ll let you in on a little secret.
All your company wants, is a place to sleep, and delicious food. That is all you have to worry about.
And with this simple and scrumptious Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Bake recipe, your holidays are going to be a breeze.
If you are not a sweet potato fan, then you have to make these, because I know it will change your mind. They are the perfect texture of mushy and chewy, with the perfect amount of sweet and savory.
In fact, I would even pick these over dessert, or pumpkin pie, anyway. And that is seriously saying something, because there is no bigger pumpkin pie fan, than me.
How to make Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Bake:
This recipe is extremely simple, and there isn’t much to it. I promise if you follow the recipe, they will turn out perfectly.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan, with nonstick cooking spray.
I used olive oil, buy you could also use a butter based spray as well. Wouldn’t recommend avocado oil as much for this one, because I feel like that taste lingers a little bit.
Step 2: Peel all the potatoes, with a potato peeler, then slice them into thin rounds. These should be less than 1/4 inch wide. The thinner they are, the faster they will cook.
Step 3: In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, honey, and olive oil. Mix until fully incorporated.
Step 4: Lay out your potato slices on the bottom of the pan. Make sure you only do one layer of the sweet potatoes.
Step 5: For the second layer of the sweet potatoes, add your craisins and your chopped pecans. I used about 1/2 cup of craisins and 1/3 cup of pecans for the first layer.
Step 6: Drizzle about 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar liquid over the first layer, of the bake.
Step 7: Repeat this process until there are no more sweet potatoes left. If you have extra craisins and pecans left over, place them on top, so the last layer is extra full of all the sweet stuff.
Pour the remaining brown sugar drizzle, on top.
Step 8: Spray the top layer, with a little extra non-stick cooking spray. This will allow it to get a little crunchy on the outside. It will be delicious.
Step 9: Place in oven and allow it to cook for about 35 – 40 minutes (depending on how thin you cut them. Be sure to check them halfway through).
Step 10: Remove from oven and enjoy warm.
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