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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Take a twist on the casserole and make these delicious Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes! Topped with a sweet and crunchy streusel topping these potatoes are fun for holidays, dinner or just because.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Potatoes, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 707kcal

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes:

  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon clove

Topping:

  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the sweet potatoes gently, making sure to keep the potato skins intact. Place the potatoes on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and let cool until they are cool enough to handle.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice the potatoes from the top, lengthwise, but only cut about ¾ the way to the bottom. You want to be sure not to cut all the way through to the bottom.
  • Gently push the two ends of the potato towards the center, this will open the potato up a bit for you to scoop the insides out.
  • Gently scoop all of the inside pulp out of the potato and put into a mixing bowl. It is OK to leave some of the pulp in the potato if it helps keep the structure together. You want to avoid any rips or tears, however if you do rip the skin you can easily use a toothpick to re-attach.
  • In the bowl with the potato pulp, add in the remaining potato ingredients.
  • Mash everything together until combined.
  • Carefully scoop the potato mixture back into the potato skins.
  • In another bowl, mix together all of the topping ingredients.
  • Top each potato with a generous amount of the topping.
  • Put the stuffed potatoes back in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

Notes

  1. You can make as many as you'd like double or halve this recipe depending on who you are serving.
  2. We like to top with powdered sugar, parsley, mint or even a marshmallow drizzle.
  3. You can make these ahead of time, see my tips above.
  4. These can be frozen, again see my tips above.
  5. This is a great alternative recipe to a sweet potato casserole as everyone gets their individual serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 32820IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg