Cook With Manali's Sweet Potato Bites With Maple Cream Cheese

Sweet Potato Bites with spiced maple cream cheese! An easy appetizer for the holidays!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, 700 grams, washed & unpeeled, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pecans, roasted
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried cranberries, optional

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 425 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes, do not peel them. Pat dry them and then cut them into thick rounds (with the skin on), around 1/2 inch each.
  3. Toss them with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and then arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 425 F degrees for 20-22 minutes until fork tender.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are getting done, toast the pecans on a pan for 3-4 minutes till fragrant. Set aside.
  6. To make the maple cream cheese, beat the room temperature cream cheese till smooth and creamy.
  7. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder to the bowl and mix till everything is well combined. The topping is now ready.
  8. Take out the roasted sweet potato rounds out of the oven, top them with prepared maple cream cheese.
  9. Garnish with toasted pecans and dried cranberries (if using). Serve immediately as an appetizer or snack!