Make-Ahead Spiced & Candied Sweet Potato Slices

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 55min
Serves: 12
3 tbsp
maple syrup
45 mL
2 tbsp
butter, melted
30 mL
1 tbsp
brown sugar
15 mL
½ tsp each
salt, pepper and ground cinnamon
2 mL
pinch each ground nutmeg and cayenne pepper
4
medium sweet potatoes (about 3 lb/1.5 kg), peeled, cut into 1-in. (2.5-cm) thick slices
2 tbsp
finely chopped fresh parsley
30 mL
Per serving (1/12 recipe):
calories
100
fat
2 g
saturated fat
1 g
carbs
22 g
sugar
10 g
protein
1 g
cholestrol
5 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
140 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). In large bowl, stir together maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. Reserve ¼ cup (60 mL) maple syrup mixture. Toss remaining mixture with sweet potatoes.

  2. Arrange sweet potatoes in single layer on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 25 to 30 min., flipping over halfway, until tender and golden brown around edges. Arrange slices in 9 x13-in. (3 L) baking dish. (Make-Ahead: Cool sweet potato slices in baking dish, cover and keep chilled up to 2 days. Also set aside reserved maple syrup mixture.)

  3. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Drizzle remaining maple syrup mixture over sweet potatoes. Bake 10 to 15 min., or until hot. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.