Rating: 3.24 stars
435 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 87
  • 3 star values: 184
  • 2 star values: 77
  • 1 star values: 20

This sweet and spicy side dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser on Thanksgiving.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes and halve lengthwise; slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick. On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with olive oil; season with coarse salt.

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  • Transfer half the potatoes to a second baking sheet; cook both sheets until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with butter, brown sugar, pecan pieces, and cayenne pepper, dividing evenly. Bake until sugar is caramelized and hard, about 10 minutes. Gently toss; serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To make ahead (up to five hours) prepare recipe through step 2. Cool; cover and refrigerate. About 15 minutes before ready to serve, proceed with recipe.

Reviews (14)

435 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 87
  • 3 star values: 184
  • 2 star values: 77
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2012
So great! Perfect amount of spicy and sweet.
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11/23/2011
The recipe can be made through step 2 up to 5 hours ahead. Is there a reason it cannot be made the day before through step 2?
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11/18/2010
Has anyone tried this with Splenda brown sugar? I agree with earlier comment that nutritional information with all of the recipes would be so helpful.
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11/14/2010
They were dee-licious!
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11/27/2008
These were a delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner. So good and so easy. I will definitely make these throughout the year!
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12/06/2007
The cayenne is a nice surprise, but be sure to spread it out very thinly so there is not too much on one bite.
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11/16/2007
being from France I never had anything with marshmallow so for me it doesn't sound very good, although with pecan that sounds really good this is going to be my first time to a Thanks giving dinner and this is going to be my contribution to a side dish
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11/16/2007
being from France I never had anything with marshmallow so for me it doesn't sound very good, although with pecan that sounds really good this is going to be my first time to a Thanks giving dinner and this is going to be my contribution to a side dish
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11/14/2007
The added sugar gives the sweet potatoes a candied affect and glaze--it's Thanksgiving--time for a bit of overindulgence!
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11/14/2007
It sounds great. I like it with marshmellows but will try this one with the pecans instead. Will also try it without the addde sugar. I don't need it.
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11/14/2007
It is a southern dish which commonly made with brown sugar and sometimes marshmallows.
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11/13/2007
Why does everyone always cook sweet potatoes with sugar? I like them much better with butter, a touch of garlic, chili powder and chopped roasted pecans. DH won't eat the sweet ones but he'll eat these....
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11/13/2007
I agree!
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11/13/2007
It would be so helpful if the nutirtional information could be included in all of yourrecipes.