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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar


Roasting sweet potatoes at a high oven temperature makes the skin delicious and extra crackly.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, (8 to 10 ounces each), scrubbed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons packed dark-brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. With a fork, poke potatoes in several places. Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet; bake until tender, about 40 minutes.

  2. Cut a deep cross in the top of each potato, and push the ends together to make an opening. Sprinkle inside with salt and pepper; dot each potato with 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons sugar. Serve.

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