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Sweet Potatoes with Caramel Sauce

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  • 8 servings
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Bake sweet potatoes with nutty caramel sauce for a sweet and delicious side dish.

Celebrate the Season - Thanksgiving Cooking Contest
Gina Colby
Victorville, California

Ingredients

4
medium sweet potatoes (about 2 lb)
1/4
cup butter
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/4
cup evaporated milk (from 12-oz can)
1
tablespoon honey
1/3
cup chopped pecans, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; place on cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or just until tender when pierced with fork. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 2 Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Grease 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray. Place sweet potatoes in dish.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and evaporated milk until completely incorporated. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until mixture is smooth and looks like caramel. Stir in honey and pecans. Spoon over sweet potatoes.
  • 4 Cover; bake 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; place on cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or just until tender when pierced with fork. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 2 Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Grease 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray. Place sweet potatoes in dish.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and evaporated milk until completely incorporated. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until mixture is smooth and looks like caramel. Stir in honey and pecans. Spoon over sweet potatoes.
  • 4 Cover; bake 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Bake the sweet potatoes and assemble the casserole; cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake just before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
46g
46%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
220%
220%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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