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Sliced Sweet Potatoes and Onions

No recipe image available.This savory side dish of maple-glazed sweet potatoes and onions makes a wonderful accompaniment to ham and pork dishes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large onion, thinly sliced into rings
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, firmly packed
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In 2-quart oblong baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray, arrange onion slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Layer sweet potato slices over onion, overlapping slices.
  3. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, butter and thyme. Pour over sweet potato and onion slices. Cover dish with foil and bake for 1 hour or until tender.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.