Sweet Potatoes with Caramel Sauce

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

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    80mg
    80%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    55g
    55%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    46g
    46%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    220%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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