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Twice Baked Yams

Twice Baked YamsThese delicious stuffed yams are perfect for the holidays—and any day you want to add a special side dish to the menu.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds small sweet potatoes, unpeeled
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour or until tender. Cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Carefully scoop pulp into a bowl, leaving shells intact.
  4. Mash pulp; stir in raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, pineapple and vanilla.
  5. Spoon mixture into the shells and sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Makes 8 servings.

Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.