Pumpkin Pie Spice Melting Sweet Potatoes Pumpkin Spice Melting Sweet Potato Recipe with Maple Pecans Thanksgiving Side Dish

Pumpkin Pie Spice Melting Sweet Potatoes

An easy holiday side dish, these roasted sweet potatoes are crispy and buttery on the outside, tender on the inside, and filled with the pumpkin spice flavors everyone loves. Topped with maple syrup and pecans, these are sure to be a family favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free side dishes, holiday side dishes, kid friendly, melting sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 199kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • 6 Tablespoons Land O'Lakes® Pumpkin Spice Butter (or 6 Tbsp butter and 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 425°F and coat a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Gently melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave or in a small pan on the stove over low heat. It melts fast, so watch closely.
  • Pour the butter over the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with salt, and toss till they are evenly coated. Place potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the apple juice, maple syrup, and pecans. Pour over the potatoes and return to the over for another 5-10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and caramelized.


Inspired by and adapted from Melting Sweet Potatoes recipes from Foodie with Family, Dessert for Two, and Sarcastic Cooking.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325.3% | Vitamin C: 3.3% | Calcium: 4.6% | Iron: 4.5%