Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Julie Grice | Savvy Eats Updated

Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes uses apple butter for some sweetness. Great for a Thanksgiving side.

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If you looked in the basket where we store our potatoes at any given time this fall, you might have seen a Yukon gold or purple potato or two. That is, if you could find them under the piles of sweet potatoes I’ve been keeping on hand. I just can’t get enough of those starchy tubers lately!

For a quick weeknight dinner, I’ll pan-roast some sweet potatoes and mix them with this fresh chorizo that my favorite farmer makes. And of course, the occasional batch of sweet potato fries goes into my oven. But when I already have an entree set and just want a starchy side to go with it, this glazed sweet potato recipe is my new favorite.

Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes Picture

Apple butter is my go-to preserve to use in fall cooking and baking. It features all of the warming spices we associate with Thanksgiving and crisp, cool weather and falling leaves. Plus, it adds a little sweetness without being overpowering. This means that in baked goods, like apple hand pies, you can get a more complex flavor than you would with just granulated or brown sugar. And in savory dishes, mixing in some apple butter makes for a brighter, more well-rounded flavor in the final dish.

Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes Image

While we’ve been enjoying these apple butter-glazed sweet potatoes with many of our weeknight dinners, I also think they’d be great for Thanksgiving as an alternative to the more traditional sweet potato casserole. Think about it: they are still sweet and buttery, with that comforting flavor you’d expect from your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, but they are a nice deviation from the marshmallow-topped whipped potatoes. I imagine they’d be excellent next to a big serving of turkey, a few spoonfuls of wineberry salad or cranberry sauce, and a scoop of brussels sprouts, don’t you think?

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Apple Butter Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 pounds Sweet Potato, Peeled and cut into 2 inch by 1/4 inch batons

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat the butter, brown sugar, apple butter and salt in an oven-safe saucepan or Dutch oven over low heat, stirring just until the butter is melted and the liquid begins to bubble.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and toss just until all the veggies are coated with the apple butter mixture.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Serve warm.

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Author: Julie Grice
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 420

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
26%
  Saturated Fat 5g
18%
Sodium 427mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate 84g
9%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 45g
7%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Julie Grice

About Julie

Julie lives in upstate New York, where preserving nature's bounty is what gets you through the long winter. Her blog, Savvy Eats, is one of our favorites. Follow her on Food Fanatic for recipes that use the bottom of the jam jar, or to help fill the jam jar again, as our latest canning fanatic.