Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

4 medium-size sweet potatoes (avoid oblong shapes)

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 stick unsalted butter

1/4 maple syrup (good quality)

1/4 milk or heavy cream

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Reusable piping bag and star tip ( Ateco 829 star tip)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes under running water. Place the potatoes on a roasting tray and bake until tender, around 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the potatoes to cool slightly before cutting open lengthwise, gently separating. Scoop out the flesh using a large spoon (leave enough on the “shell” so the skin holds its shape) and reserve shells.
  3. Mix together on medium speed the potato flesh, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and butter. Add milk slowly. Mix until the ingredients are completely combined and the puree is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set the potato skin bases upright on the tray and pipe in the mixture to the sweet potato skin. Alternatively, if you do not wish to pipe the mixture you can add with a spoon.
  4. Place the potatoes back into the oven. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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