Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12 servings


•6 large sweet potatoes (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
•1/4 cup orange juice
•6 tablespoons cold butter, divided
•1/4 cup all-purpose flour
•1/4 cup packed brown sugar
•1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
•1/8 teaspoon ground mace
•1/4 cup chopped pecans


•Pierce potatoes with a fork. Bake at 375° for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Let potatoes stand until cool enough to handle.Cut them in half lengthwise; carefully scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell.
• Place pulp in a large bowl. Add orange juice. Melt 3 tablespoons butter; add to pulp and beat until smooth. Stuff the potato shells; place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
• In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and mace. Cut in remaining butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over potatoes.
• Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden and heated through. Yield: 12 servings.


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