apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Sweet Potatoes have recently become “popular” everywhere, but in the South folks have been eating them since they were knee-high to a grasshopper.  Interpretation: All their lives.  

When we lived “up north” we would go on vacation in the fall.  We’d always go South to visit family or friends and thankfully, it was usually right in the middle of sweet potato season.  Road side stands were selling them, farmer’s markets and our favorite place to buy them…out of the back of a farmer’s truck on the side of the road, sold in a large brown paper grocery bag!  We’d get one bag for us and one for my in-laws.  

Now, I live in Texas and we don’t get many Sweet Potatoes here.  I was so happy when my in-laws arrived a few weeks ago with a couple of bags of homegrown, real Southern Sweet Potatoes, purchased from the back of a farmer’s truck!  

Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the sweet potato version of Twice Baked Potatoes and use some other great Southern ingredients like apples and pecans.  It’s also another one of Grandma’s Recipes….I think I’m going to start a category by that name.  

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans 

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Wash and scrub sweet potatoes

Wrap in foil and bake at 425 until tender (45-60 min)

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

When done remove from oven 

When cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Scoop out pulp leaving about 1/8 in. thick shell

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Using an electric mixer, mash pulp with 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/8 cup sugar

Set aside

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat

Add diced apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and chopped pecans

Saute until apples are tender

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Fold into sweet potato mixture

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

Spoon into shells and bake at 350 degrees until heated through, about 15-20 minutes

apple stuffed sweet potatoes

The perfect fall recipe that puts a new twist on a Southern favorite!

Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 medium sweet potatoes
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1 medium apple, diced
  4. 1/8 cup sugar
  5. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub sweet potatoes
  2. Wrap in foil and bake at 425 until tender (45-60 min)
  3. When done remove from oven
  4. When cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise
  5. Scoop out pulp leaving about 1/8 in. thick shell
  6. Using an electric mixer, mash pulp with 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/8 cup sugar
  7. Set aside
  8. In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat
  9. Add diced apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and chopped pecans
  10. Saute until apples are tender
  11. Fold into sweet potato mixture
  12. Spoon into shells and bake at 350 degrees until heated through, about 15-20 minutes
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3 Responses

  1. Alison's Wonderland Recipes

    I have two sweet potatoes on my counter and have been wondering what to do with them. I’ve found the answer!

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