Ingredients: Serves 2 people
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
- 4 Tb butter salted, room temperature
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tb Karo Syrup
- 1/3 cup Pecans, finely chopped
Preheat your oven to 350.
Place the sweet potatoes flat side down on a study cutting surface. If your potato has no flat side then slightly trim one side so that the potato will sit flat for you to slice. Using a serrated knife thinly slice the sweet potatoes to about 1/8″ from the flat bottom. (The sweet potatoes are very dense so be careful while slicing) In a small bowl combine the butter, light brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, Karo Syrup and pecans and using your fingers mix these ingredients until thoroughly blended. Apply 1/2 of this mixture on top of each sweet potato, pressing down to ensure it will stay. Place the sweet potatoes on a very large piece of foil sprayed with Pam Spray in a baking dish. Fold the foil to create a tent, but a tent that does not touch the sweet potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes, then unfold the foil tent and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving. When serving after the potatoes have been plated spoon the remaining mixture that was left in the foil over the potatoes and serve.
Suggestions: This recipe would also work well as a casserole. Double the entire recipe, slice the sweet potatoes fully, layer in a buttered baking dish and top with the brown sugar mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes more. Serves 4-6 people.