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Apple & Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Apple & Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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We first made this side dish for a beef cook-off my sister-in-law entered—our beef didn’t win, but we won best sides! —Jennifer Kuehn, Avon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Scrub potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place on a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 45-60 minutes or until tender.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut off a thin slice from the top of each potato; discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. thick shells; transfer to a large bowl. Mash pulp with butter, adding brown sugar and orange peel. Fold in apple and pecans.
  3. Spoon into potato shells. Return to baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple & Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p33

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"These are great, left out the sugar an butter and they were very tasty, added some cranberry with the apples and pecans."

Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"pretty good"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"I omitted the orange peel because I didn't have any oranges in the house. I added some goat cheese because my kids and husband like everything better with cheese. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"Made this for dinner tonight. Very tasty. It is a keeper for sure....I didn't make any changes....."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"This was excellent. I did leave out the sugar and did 2 apples instead of one. I was short on prep. and baking time, so I did all of the cooking in the microwave. I was able to prep, bake and have them on the table in 30 minutes. My husband thought they were delicious and all 6 of the children liked them."

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