Any time you want an impressive brunch dish, side dish, or even dessert, Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes is the dish you want.
This dish is a great alternative to a sweet potato casserole, sweet potato pie or even roasted sweet potatoes.
This dish is deliciously yummy and are flavored with a few favorite ingredients we all love, maple syrup, and pecans. Did we say awesomely yummy.
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What Are Hassleback Potatoes
They are not a particular variety of potato, but rather the dish that employs the potato.
The name Hassleback comes from the restaurant Hasselbacken, where the potato dish was first introduced in 1940 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Hasselback potatoes are a simple dish, and in their simplest form, are nothing more than whole potatoes (even sweet potatoes) cut in such a way as to resemble a fan or accordion when roasted.
The outside of the potato becomes crisp on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside.
Preparing the sweet potatoes this way not only makes them look fancy, but it makes it easy to flavor them with different ingredients.
You can stuff between the slices with cheese, herbs, or butter either before or after they are baked.
Hasselback Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes
6 sweet potatoes – choose ones of approximately the same length and ones that are long and straight
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Using a sharp knife and starting from one end of the sweet potato, make slices about 1/8 inch wide, but make sure not to cut all the way through. Cut about 3/4 of the way down for each slice. Repeat with all sweet potatoes.
Place sweet potatoes onto baking sheet. Lightly brush with olive oil. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
While Sweet Potatoes Are Cooking
Add maple syrup and butter to a small saucepan. Bring to low simmer and stir until butter is fully dissolved. Add in chopped pecans and stir to coat. Remove from heat.
Lower oven to 350°F.
Spoon sauce and pecans over cooked sweet potatoes. Place potatoes back into the oven to cook for approximately 10 minutes.
If desired, drizzle tops of sweet potatoes with additional maple syrup before serving. Plate and serve warm.
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