Thanksgiving Recipes

Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole

Topped with crunchy walnuts, this Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole is one-of-a-kind with layers of sweet potatoes, yams and fresh pears, drizzled with maple syrup!

Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole recipe

Cook: 45 min | Yield: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 pounds yams, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 pears, large, ripe, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup California walnuts, coarsely broken or chopped


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly butter a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  2. Place yams and sweet potatoes in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket and steam for 15 minutes or until almost fully cooked. (Or place in a large covered bowl with 1 inch of water and microwave on HIGH).
  3. Place half in the bottom of prepared dish and top with half the pears.
  4. Repeat layers.
  5. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Drizzle with syrup and dot with butter.
  7. Top with walnuts and bake for 30 minutes.


Per serving: 277 Calories Fat 10g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 65mg Carbohydrates 45g Dietary Fiber 6g Protein 4g


Recipe and photo used with permission from: California Walnuts

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