Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

My mother always makes twice-baked potatoes for the holidays because they’re so festive, but this version uses better-for-us sweet potatoes, higher in beta-carotene and vitamin C than white ones. Sweetened with a zesty secret ingredient, these potatoes, mashed and prettily mounded in their skins, are the perfect accompaniment to a special meal.

4 sweet potatoes, well scrubbed
4 tablespoons good-quality orange marmalade
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 1 hour.

3. Cool until you can handle them, then cut off the top third of each potato. Scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.

4. Combine potato flesh with remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

5. Fill potato shells with puree. At this point, potatoes may be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for a day or so.

6. To serve, remove plastic wrap and bake potatoes in a preheated 400F oven 20 minutes until hot.

Serves 4.

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).


Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl1 years ago

Tanya W., I never thought of marmelade with sweet potatoes before, anyway, but in Germany we eat a kind of potatoe patties with apple purree, you take raw potatoes, put them into the cutter, maybe mix an egg among the mass and a bit flour, then make them flat, like patties, and bake them in a pan with sunflower oil. Then you either take convenience sweetened apple purree, or you make it yourself from peeled appels, add some cinnamon and sugar, nom-nom, in Germany we say "I could lay down in that tasty meal", hahahahaha...

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl1 years ago

Sounds tasty, I´d only replace the butter by margarine because I don´t like butter, thanks for sharing!!!

Sheri K.
Sheri K.3 years ago

I love sweet potatoes anyway!

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy3 years ago

Love sweet potatoes, but only ever mashed them. Must try this out

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy3 years ago


Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


Kay M.
Kay M.3 years ago

will save and try.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Sounds good - never would have thought to add marmalade to sweet potato. Thanks.

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.