Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

A brown sugar-and-pecan topping adds texture and flavor to smooth, twice-baked sweet potatoes.

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small dark-orange sweet potatoes (5 to 6 oz each)
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
tablespoons packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
cup chopped pecans
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
tablespoons half-and-half
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
teaspoon salt
  1. Pierce each potato twice with point of sharp knife to vent steam. Place in single layer in microwave oven. Microwave on High 5 minutes. If potatoes are not cooked through, turn potatoes over and continue microwaving 1 minute at a time until softened. Remove any fully cooked potatoes from microwave while cooking remaining potatoes. Cool potatoes 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and the pecans; set aside.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Cut off top 1/3 of each potato. Using spoon, scoop flesh into large bowl, being careful not to tear potato skins; discard potato tops. Add 2 tablespoons butter, half-and-half, pumpkin pie spice and salt to potatoes. Mash potato mixture with potato masher or beat with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Spoon potato mixture back into skins. Place filled potatoes in 13x9-inch pan. (Potatoes can be covered and refrigerated at this point up to 8 hours.)
  4. Sprinkle pecan mixture over tops of potatoes. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until topping is brown and potatoes are hot. (If filled potatoes were refrigerated, remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving; top and bake as directed.)
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Prepare 2 1/4 pounds large sweet potatoes as directed, but bake mashed mixture topped with pecan mixture in a 2-quart casserole instead of filling the potato skins.
Make pecan topping ahead, and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.