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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Pecan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Here's a great way to serve sweet potatoes to a large group. People will be amazed at your presentation of ordinary sweet potatoes.


1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar, divided

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce (optional)

3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 pounds medium sweet potatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick

1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 400℉. Spray a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together 1/2 cup brown sugar, melted butter, kosher salt, hot sauce, and pepper. Stir in potatoes until coated. Arrange potatoes vertically in prepared pan. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cover with foil; using a wooden pick poke holes in foil.

Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until tender, about 15 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Enjoy!!!

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