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Ambrosia Stuffed Sweet Potato

Ambrosia Stuffed Sweet PotatoBaked sweet potatoes stuffed with an ambrosia mixture of nuts, coconut and fruit. Serve this recipe as a healthy breakfast alternative or as a dinnertime side dish with baked chicken, turkey or ham.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato, about 8 ounces
3 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon sweetened flaked coconut
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
4 teaspoons drained crushed pineapple
4 dried apricot halves, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Wash the sweet potato, pat dry and pierce in several places with a fork.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or microwave for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender when pricked with a fork. Let cool slightly.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; blend well.
  5. Working lengthwise, slice sweet potato in half. Use a spoon to scoop out all but 1/4 inch of the flesh from each half.
  6. Place the scooped-out potato in a bowl, mash lightly with a fork; add about one-half of the ambrosia mixture to the mashed sweet potato; blend well. Spoon this mixture back into the potato skins and top each with the remaining ambrosia. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings. Recipe can be increased as needed.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.