Baked Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce


Sweet potato fries anyone? How about Baked Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce? Yeah, it’s a mouthful, but this is the perfect fall-flavored healthy treat to serve up to your family and friends.

So easy to make and so full of flavor. Get ready to enjoy sweet potato fries that are naturally sweet, fall-spiced, light and healthy. Loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. You won’t feel guilty indulging with these fries knowing you are giving your body the powerful nutrients it needs.

Did I mention my kids devoured these? Oh, I will make a double batch next time for sure. =)

Simply cut the fries into 1/2 inch wide strips like so. Mine where *almost*  all the same size, maybe you can do better. I would like to try my Mandoline slicer but I’m deathly afraid of it ever since I sliced my finger – *ouch* – I need to order a protective glove because it juliennes veggies so perfectly.

Mix in your cinnamon and clementine juice.


Place on a parchment-lined baking tray.


Bake AND broil for the perfect, crispy, and delicious sweet potato fries. =) Baking alone didn’t do the trick, so throwing under the broiler gets them nice and crispy because who wants soggy fries? Not me!


Printable Recipe

Baked Cinnamon-Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce

Yield: 4-6 servings


1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch wide strips

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 Clementine, juiced

Apple Date Butter for dipping


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl, toss sweet potato strips with cinnamon and clementine juice to coat evenly.

Spread potatoes in a single layer on a parchment lined baking tray.

Bake on middle shelf in oven for 20 minutes.

Broil on top rack in the oven for 3-5 minutes per side. Flip fries every couple of minutes to make sure fries brown and crisp evenly. Keep a close on these so they don’t burn.

Cool slightly and serve with Apple Date Butter Dipping Sauce. You can warm the butter or serve it chilled, either way is delish.


What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Tell us in the comments or join the conversation on Twitter at #cookingwith.

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  1. says

    Hi Jennifer – Your contribution to the Fall Fest is terrific. Love that dipping sauce paired with sweet potatoes.
    I’m not sure my entry of Lobster Mash would interest you, but do take a look a the most recent post Sweet Spicy Eggplant & Shishito, it is vegan. And was a big hit.

    • Jennifer says

      using the fruit juice worked out very well…great oil substitute and great flavor! =) Had to find some creative uses for all that apple butter!!

  2. says

    These look so good! My husband and I love sweet potato fries. I can’t wait to try these. The apple date butter is calling to me! And Trader Joe’s sells sliced sweet potatoes that I can use, which really appeals to the lazy side of me.

    • Jennifer says

      Thanks Pam…I needed to find creative ways to use all the apple date butter..this was one that worked really well…delish!


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