For another plating option, you could scoop out the flesh of the potatoes and combine it with some of the butter. Then place in a casserole dish. Heat up and top with pecans before serving. This would make an excellent dish to prepare for Thanksgiving day!
Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Butter and Maple Glazed Pecans
Serves: 5 Cook Time: 1 hour Prep Time: 15 min
- 5 Sweet potatoes, washed
- 1 stick butter,softened
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
- half of orange zested
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
Maple Glazed Pecans
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
DirectionsPreheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place potatoes on parchment lined sheet tray evenly apart. Cook for 1 hour or until soft when pierced with a fork.
Combine butter, spices, salt, zest and juice. Then either pipe on sheet tray or place in saran wrap and form into a roll.
Bring maple syrup up to a boil. Then add pecans. Cook until thick and syrupy about 3-5 minutes. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and let cool. Break apart and store in cool dry place.
Tip- Compound butter is a a butter that has spices, herbs or even fruit added. This adds extra flavor and the combinations are endless. It is often used as a sauce on steaks or fish. I encourage you to experiment with this in your own kitchen!