Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 55mg
  • Calories: 259
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 2mg
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 42mg

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecan pieces (optional)

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 375º.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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