4 Tbsp. Butter, salted (if using unsalted, add ¼ Tsp. of salt) room temperature
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whip the butter, honey, cinnamon and salt if using with a hand mixer until well incorporated and fluffy.
NOTE:This is a simple and easy preparation for a sweet potato. I love them and eat them plan with just salt and pepper most of the time. We all love the Streusel topped version or the kid friendly option with marshmallows, but for a cozy adult dinner for two, I’ll just add a little “love” to the butter and use that to top my baked potato. It is soooo good.
I serve these as a side dish with my Thanksgiving for Two Menu. There is so much food on Thanksgiving; sometimes just keeping preparation simple is best. Since you can make the Cinnamon Honey butter ahead of time, this makes a fast and easy dish for the holiday. The butter recipe is easily doubled or tripled. So be sure to use it at bigger events too. It can also be served with biscuits and rolls. A tip for those watching the waistline this holiday season: just use a teaspoon or two on your potato. A little portion control won’t rob you of the deliciousness but will save a ton of calories. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and delicious, so feel free to omit the butter completely and still have a great side dish. You are in charge!
It you want to up your presentation, put the butter in a pastry bag with a star tip and make little swirls of butter right on the potato. These little swirls of butter also freeze great and look pretty on a butter plate. Just pipe them onto a plate and freeze for 30 minutes. Then just store them in a storage container in the freezer until it is time to serve. Enjoy!