Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar and Pecans
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- Heat oven to 375° F. Poke the sweet potatoes with a fork all over, about six times. Place them on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake until very tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and, with a knife, make crosshatch marks, cutting into the potatoes about halfway through. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, and pecans (if using). Spoon the mixture onto the 8 sweet-potato halves.
Heat in oven until the potatoes are hot and the sugar and nuts are browned, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
- Per Serving
- Calories 259
- Calcium 55mg
- Carbohydrate 39g
- Cholesterol 30mg
- Fat 11g
- Fiber 3g
- Iron 1mg
- Protein 2mg
- Sat Fat 7g
- Sodium 42mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
For everyday eating and cooking, use unsalted butter.