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Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Wow, it’s November! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was complaining about summer ending. And now we’re smack-dab in the middle of fall.

Fall! When everything is pumpkin flavored!

Fall! When The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back on TV!

Fall! When sweet potatoes are plentiful!

Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes
So I decided to come up with a delicious sweet potato recipe for you. I thought to myself, “Hey! It’s fall! And I haven’t posted any sweet potato recipes yet this season!”

Then while I was editing the photos for this post, I realized: oh, I did sweet potato gnocchi last week. I did do a sweet potato recipe this season. Oops. I guess since it was pasta, somehow it didn’t feel like a sweet potato recipe. Or something.

But that’s okay, right? Because we can all use easy side dish ideas and that’s exactly what this Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe is–easy! The potatoes are roasted in the oven until they’re tender and then glazed with an apple cider reduction. Simple!

Fall Recipe Board
Back on the subject of fall, are you following my Fall Recipes board on Pinterest? I’m collecting all kinds of tasty fall foods there.


Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Oven-roasted sweet potatoes glazed with an apple cider reduction.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. spiced apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  3. While potatoes are roasting, heat apple cider in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 12 minutes.
  4. Drizzle sweet potatoes with apple cider reduction; toss to coat. Bake 5 minutes more.

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    November 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is and apples sound like they would go perfectly with sweet potatoes.

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    November 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    That reduction sounds incredible!! I think this is something I need to try πŸ˜€

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    November 8, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I love apple cider like nobody’s business. Seriously, I could chug a jug a day if my conscience would let me. And I really like sweet potatoes so I’ll have to make this soon.

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      November 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      We have a big jug in the fridge right now. Think I might throw a cinnamon stick in a saucepan and heat some up tonight.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog
    November 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love sweet potatoes, and these look delicious. I love the glaze. I happen to have all of the ingredients on hand, so this recipe is happening this weekend.

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      November 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      I hope you like them! Roasted sweet potatoes are good to begin with, but apple cider makes everything even better. πŸ™‚

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    November 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I love this as an alternative to the marshmallow mess of my youth!

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    November 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I love sweet potatoes in any way shape or form! But I also love that bowl… who makes it?

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    December 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I have made these several times and have a batch in the oven right now. This is by far my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes! My husband likes things sweet so I add some brown sugar to the cider before reducing, and it’s fantastic. Thank you for this tasty and simple dish!

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      December 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoy them! πŸ˜€

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      Eunice Sklopan
      November 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Do you use regular cider instead of spiced cider? How much brown sugar or other ingredients? Thank you
      My mom made a glazed sweet potato that I remember as the best ever and it had a ham glaze; I would love to eat that again! I wasn’t into cooking so never learned her receipies.

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        Katie Trant
        November 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

        Hey Eunice, we’ve only tested this recipe with spiced cider. There’s no need for brown sugar since the cider is already sweet, and when you make the reduction it thickens nicely.

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    December 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    would this work with winter squashes too? why not… going to try I think….

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      December 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I think it would work well with winter squash too!

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    March 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Serves 4? No way! I say call this an entrΓ©e and eat the whole pan by yourself πŸ˜›

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      March 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      That would definitely be easy to do! πŸ™‚

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    October 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I’ve never thought of glazing vegetables with cider before, love it! Turns an already autumnal vegetable even mooore autumnal! πŸ™‚

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    [email protected] Gluten Free A-Z
    October 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

    These look amazing. Can they be made in advance like two days?

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      October 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I’ve never tried making them in advance, so I can’t say for sure.

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    October 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I have local apple cider….what do I add to make it spiced?

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      October 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      You could add mulling spices to it or find a recipe for spiced apple cider. The local apple cider that I buy is already spiced, so I’ve never had to add the spices myself.

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    Tiana Gustafson
    November 19, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Thank you so much for this amazing looking recipe! I love healthy recipes and I will look forward to trying it out and sharing it with my followers. As Arnold says “I’ll be back” πŸ™‚ Thanks again!

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      November 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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    November 26, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I just made these for our Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn’t find spiced apple cider so I used the regular kind. I add cinnamon and apple pie spice — a dash of each. They were delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    November 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I’m always trying to find ways to use up that little bit of leftover Apple Cider in my fridge (sometimes a gallon is too much!). Looks like I ‘ll be saving this recipe, thanks for sharing :).

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