Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

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// Maple Candied Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

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Typical sweet potato sides tend to edge toward too sweet. This version cedes the dessert table to the sweet potato pie. Apple cider vinegar adds tanginess to the maple, while black pepper brings heat and balance. We like to top ours with blue cheese or bacon — no marshmallows here!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

American, Vegetables, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Easy Thanksgiving, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, maple syrup, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish, Small Dish, Sweet Potatoes, thanksgiving, Yams Vegetables

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The Small Dish


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (170g) medium sweet potato or yam, peeled and sliced in ½-inch thick slices


  1. Add butter to the Anyday dish and melt in the microwave. Add maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper and mix well. 
  2. Add the sliced sweet potatoes and toss with butter mixture, making sure potatoes are well-coated. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). 
  3. Cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft and fully cooked. Cool for 1 minute with the lid on. 
  4. Spoon the maple butter over the yams and serve.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Finish sweet potatoes with crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle the top with candied nuts for crunch.
  • Try it with chopped crispy bacon or pancetta.

Recipe notes

  • Substitute butter for 2 pieces of chopped bacon (regular or maple bacon) and cook until crisp and the fat has rendered (about 3 minutes). 
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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