Autumn-Flavored Maple Pecan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Embrace the flavors of fall with this delightful dish. The Hasselback technique ensures a mix of creamy and crispy textures, while the maple and pecan combination offers a sweet and nutty taste.

Servings: 2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Set your oven to preheat at 425°F (218°C).
  2. For easy slicing, position a sweet potato between two chopsticks. Make slices every ¼-inch along its length, cutting up to ⅞ of the depth. The chopsticks will prevent a full cut. Do the same for the other potato.
  3. Gently brush the sweet potatoes with vegetable oil, place them in a baking dish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes until they turn soft.
  5. Once done, adjust the oven’s temperature to 450°F (230°C).
  6. In a mixing bowl, blend the melted butter, cinnamon, pecans, maple syrup, vanilla, and kosher salt.
  7. Generously spoon this mixture over the baked sweet potatoes, ensuring the pecans fit into the slices.
  8. Place the sweet potatoes back in the oven for another 8-10 minutes.
  9. Once baked, drizzle any remaining liquid from the dish over the potatoes. Let them cool a bit before serving.

Enjoy your fall-inspired treat!

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