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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

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.

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

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:10PM PST on Jan 7, 2015

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...

2:04PM PST on Jan 7, 2015

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

4:19PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

I love sweet potatoes anyway!

4:09PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

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

2:36AM PST on Mar 4, 2013


6:54PM PST on Mar 3, 2013


3:56PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

will save and try.

8:01AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:05AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

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

2:11AM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Thank you.

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