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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon, by 2sistersrecipes.com

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon are the ultimate “melt-in-your-mouth” sweet potatoes glazed with only 3 ingredients!  Honey glazed sweet potatoes is so amazingly delicious, a tried and true recipe and one you’ll want to add to your Thanksgiving table!

Our menu always includes a few dishes that we can make ahead and even improve with time. The key is to avoid some of the kitchen chaos on holidays, especially on the morning of Thanksgiving.  And with so many cooks in the kitchen trying to make dishes all at once, well things can get a little hairy!

 

We adore this recipe because of that reason, make ahead, then reheat them right before you serve and they will taste as if you just took them out of the oven that day.

A fabulous choice as a side dish for Thanksgiving as it will compliment your turkey or ham.  And when your family and friends taste these sweet potatoes, they will absolutely ask for seconds, so make extra!

 

 

 

 

With years of practice, we noticed that the size of the potato will vary the time required to roast.  If you use normal size sweet potatoes, which are the larger ones, you will need to cut them into thirds and slow roast them longer, sometimes even double the time.

But, this time around I wanted to try these small /petite sweet potatoes I found at Trader Joe’s.  Their size is small, actually smaller than a small potato, but they were convenient; they cook in half the time, about 30 minutes.

Easy-peasy!

 

 

As you roast sweet potatoes, the honey and cinnamon along with the butter will melt and slowly thicken to a glaze.  Just use a spoon to scoop up some of the liquid and coat the potatoes every so often while roasting.

Sweet potatoes will become buttery soft with a melt-in-your-mouth quality! And everyone will go bonkers over these!

This is an old family recipe and one that will feed a crowd.  We have been making these honey glazed sweet potatoes for decades and we have to make it every year, or we will get some disappointing faces on Thanksgiving – for sure!

Try this recipe – you won’t be disappointed !!

ENJOY!!

 

 

Some TIPS for Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon:  

  • The roasting time will vary depending on the size and how thick you cut sweet potatoes.  So keep an eye on them.   When a fork or knife can easily slide through the potatoes, then you know they are done.

  • Can we omit the Butter?  Sure, you can roast them without butter, just drizzle some olive oil over them, about 1 to 2 tablespoons should do the trick.

  • If you plan to make them ahead, you can refrigerate overnight, then reheat them in a roasting or baking dish just before you serve.  First, preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bake for about 15 minutes or so, until they are warm and heated through.

  • I always sprinkle the cinnamon over the potatoes, so I’m guessing it’s approximately 1/8 teaspoon. When you’re half way through roasting, taste the glaze ( be careful it will be hot) and see if it needs a little more honey or cinnamon.  Try not to add to much ground cinnamon, it will be too over powering.

 

 

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Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon
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Recipe type: Side Dish / Thanksgiving / Holiday Dish
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Serves: 4 to 6
 
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon ~ These are the ultimate "melt-in-your-mouth" sweet potatoes roasted with a glaze of honey, butter and cinnamon flavor. So amazingly delicious, you may want to add these to your Thanksgiving table too!
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds organic sweet potatoes (the small ones)
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon, plus extra if needed
  • 4 to 5 Tbsp. clover honey
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. butter- cut into pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use a 10 x 12 roasting pan, or 10 x 13.
  3. Peel and cut sweet potatoes in halves, then quarters. Place them onto a roasting pan.
  4. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon over them, then drizzle some honey on top, and scatter pieces of butter.
  5. Roast in oven (on the middle rack) for the first 15 to 20 minutes. While roasting, the butter and honey will melt and form a glaze. After the first 15 or 20 minutes, open oven and carefully pull out the pan. Using a large spoon to scoop some liquid and coat the potatoes to create a glaze on top.
  6. You can turn them over once to coat both sides. And continue to roast for additional 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven when sweet potatoes are soft and tender.
  7. Serve 4 to 6

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7 Comments

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    Sandra
    November 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Wow! These look totally delicious! As soon as I saw the words 'sweet potatoes' I rushed in! I just love them! I've never tried roasting them (except as part of an oven baked ratatouille), but I'm going to try this recipe out. Thank you!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 19, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Hi Sandra, we love roasting sweet potatoes and sometimes a quick boil to the large ones will speed up the roasting time. But we adore this recipe and every year my family look forward to them on the holiday. We think you will enjoy them too! Have a great weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    November 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I could eat sweet potatoes for dinner and be happy with nothing else 🙂 I'll have to add these little gems to my TJ shopping list! BTW, made your mini wonton soup last week with Costco organic chicken stock and Costco mini wontons along with a other veggies. It was great!!

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      annaliz
      November 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      So glad to hear !! I think you will love these sweet potatoes too!
      Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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    Roz Corieri Paige
    November 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I sure wish that these sweet potatoes were on my plate for Thanksgiving (we ate out at a restaurant on Hilton Head Island, since we didn't have guests stay with us this year). I need to keep my eyes peeled on the look out for baby sweet potatoes now! Merry Christmas and may your holiday season be filled with love! I am grateful for your friendship and count you among my blessings to be thankful for at Thanksgiving and all year!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Aw thank you Roz for your kind words. We feel the same way about you and so many friends in our blog hemisphere. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and especially your grandchildren. Xo

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