Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins
Sweet potatoes are a classic ingredient for side dishes for holiday dinners and instead of going with the usual casserole how about these muffin pan maple pecan sweet potato gratins for a change? The sweet potatoes are sliced and stacked in muffin tins with a tasty maple, butter and cream sauce and topped with pecans before being baked until nice and melt in your mouth good! I like to use a large muffin muffin pan as they are nicely sized for medium sweet potatoes and they make stacks that are perfectly portioned for an individual. These individual muffin pan maple pecan sweet potato gratins are a super easy and irresistibly good side for any dinner!

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins
Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Individual sweet maple pecan sweet potato gratins made in a muffin pan!


ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 sweet potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
directions
  1. Heat the mixture of the brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, cream and cinnamon in a small sauce pan until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Toss the sweet potato slices in the mixture and stack them in a muffin pan pouring the remaining sauce evenly over the stacks before sprinkling on the pecans.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until the sweet potatoes are tender, the tops are a light golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.

Option: Replace the pecans with walnuts.
Option: Instead of a simple nut topping do a nut crumble topping! (1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons melted butter)
Nutrition Facts: Calories 243, Fat 8.5g (Saturated 3.5, Trans 0), Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 45mg, Carbs 40.4g (Fiber 5.2g, Sugars 8g), Protein 2.5g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

4 comments:

Rocksmom said...

Kevin it sounds delish! On my end it looks like some instruction is missing for the third step.

Maria Lichty said...

What a great way to use a muffin tin!

Heather Christo said...

wow these are lovely Kevin- very inventive!

julie | table for two said...

my hubby would love this mind over these! these are SO super creative!

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