Gertie West’s Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Apple Butter Dipping Sauce

From Anything But Sweet

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • Sweet potatoes. Plan on at least one per person.
  • A big sprinkle of corn starch. (optional)
  • Olive oil. A couple of tablespoons or so.
  • Salt, pepper and spices, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic or curry powder. It’s up to you.


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into fry-shaped pieces. Try to cut them into similarly sized pieces so fries will bake evenly.
  • Toss uncooked fries into a mixing bowl, plastic bag, or just onto your baking sheet. Sprinkle with cornstarch (if using) and pour in a few tablespoons of olive oil (enough to lightly coat fries). Season with salt, pepper, and preferred spices. Use about half a teaspoon per potato. Mix/shake to distribute evenly (corn starch should be evenly mixed in so there are no powdery spots).
  • Pour fries onto a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (aluminum foil produces mixed results). Arrange fries in a single layer. Keep them in a single layer, otherwise they will never get crispy. Give each fry a little room on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the fries so they can cook on all sides.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, until the fries are crispy. The fries are done when the surface of the fries changes from a shiny orange to a more matte texture.

Apple Butter Dipping Sauce

Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups


  • 1 cup prepared apple butter
  • 1/4 cup prepared honey BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


Combine all ingredients in small saucepan or microwave safe bowl. Heat and serve warm alongside prepared Baked Sweet Potato Fries.