Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

Photo by Jim Franco
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  • Serves 10
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 179 calories
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 141 mg
    • Protein 1 mg
    • Carbohydrate 45 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 55 mg


  1. Check 10 small sweet potatoes
  2. Check 1 1/2cups maple syrup
  3. Check 1 6-inch vanilla bean
  4. Check 1teaspoon whole cloves
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes, pierce each with a fork, and place in oven directly on the rack with the turkey (or in a preheated 350º F oven). Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until fork-tender. 
  2. Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, vanilla bean, and cloves in a glass measuring cup and microwave 5 minutes. Or heat the syrup, vanilla bean, and cloves in a small saucepan and simmer 5 minutes. (The syrup can be made up to 2 days ahead.)
  3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut each lengthwise into 4 wedges. Arrange on a serving dish, sprinkle with the salt, and pour the scented syrup (without the cloves and vanilla bean) over them.