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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole

A delicious combination of sweet potatoes, yams and pears

Topped with crunchy walnuts, this sweet potato casserole is one-of-a-kind with layers of sweet potatoes, yams and fresh pears, drizzled with maple syrup!

Ready in
1 h
30 m
(prepare time)
30 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 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


Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly butter a 13 X 9-inch baking dish.

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).

Place half in the bottom of prepared dish and top with half the pears. Repeat layers.

Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Drizzle with syrup and dot with butter. Top with walnuts and bake for 30 minutes.