Baked Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Baked Sweet Potatoes and Pears
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Bake 450°F 20 mins Cook 30 mins


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds), scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 firm, ripe red-skinned pears, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Make It

1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover by one inch. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.

2. While potatoes are cooking, mix butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook about 3 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Stir in ginger, salt, and nutmeg; cook 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

3. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Peel cooled sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Place sweet-potato slices in rows in baking dish. Arrange pear cubes between rows. Pour syrup over pears and potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 10 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 171, Fat, total (g): 4, carb. (g): 33, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.