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Sweet Potatoes with Pecans for 6 Qt. Slow Cooker

Sweet Potatoes with Pecans for 6 Qt. Slow Cooker


Recommended Hamilton Beach® Product: 6 Quart Slow Cooker

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 bag dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt



1. Place sliced potatoes across the bottom of the slow cooker.  Cover with the brown sugar and cranberries.  Mix the vanilla with the milk and pour on top.  Dot with the butter and sprinkle with salt.

2. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours until potatoes reach their desired tenderness. 

3. Add pecans about halfway through the cooking cycle.  Note:  Pecans can be added at the beginning of the cook cycle, but they will break break down into fine pieces. 

4. Let stand uncovered a few minutes before serving.

Serves: 6-8

  Whole-berry cranberry sauce can be substituted for the fresh dried berries.

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This recipe developed by Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

Course: Side Dishes

Prep Time: 10 - 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2-4 hours, 5-6 hours

Recommended Products: Slow Cookers

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