Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Candied yams is a delicious harvest tradition. But this is better.

Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours


A handful of pecans
1 cup of apple cider
1 apple, washed, cored, cubed
2 Yams or sweet potatoes, washed, cubed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the cubed apple and yams in a baking dish. Pour cider over all and stir to coat.
Cut the butter into tiny squares and sprinkle over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and stir again. Pour maple syrup over all and sprinkle with pecans.
Return to the oven for 20 more minutes or until tender.

Serves 4-6 (depending on the size of your yams and apples)

Additional Comments:


This is a fabulous recipe for Samhain as the yams celebrate the chthonic deities while the apples are the food of immortality.

This is also a great Thanksgiving meal for harvest celebrations and its energies help to draw prosperity to the hearth.

This dish is best served on the following occasions:

Harvest, Thanksgiving, Samhain, Yule

winter, autumn

This dish carries energies for the following magical purposes:


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