Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans Recipe

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Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans
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  • 4 large sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecan pieces (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 375º.
  2. Poke the sweet potatoes with a fork all over, about six times. Place them on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake until very tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and, with a knife, make crosshatch marks, cutting into the potatoes about halfway through. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, and pecans (if using). Spoon the mixture onto the 8 sweet-potato halves. Heat in oven until the potatoes are hot and the sugar and nuts are browned, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1154.47 Kcal (4834 kJ)
Calories from fat 1020.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 113.42g 174%
Cholesterol 242.95mg 81%
Sodium 54.25mg 2%
Potassium 399mg 8%
Total Carbs 37.35g 12%
Sugars 23.79g 95%
Dietary Fiber 4.61g 18%
Protein 5.39g 11%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Vitamin A 1.8mg 59%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 85mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 505.9 Kcal (2118 kJ)
Calories from fat 447.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.7g 174%
Cholesterol 106.46mg 81%
Sodium 23.77mg 2%
Potassium 174.85mg 8%
Total Carbs 16.37g 12%
Sugars 10.42g 95%
Dietary Fiber 2.02g 18%
Protein 2.36g 11%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 59%
Iron 0.8mg 10%
Calcium 37.3mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.7
  • 33

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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