Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This makes a great fat-free side-dish. You can substitute chopped apples for either the raisins or the cranberries.


  1. Bake the sweet potatoes in their skins.
  2. Allow them to cool.
  3. When the potatoes are cool, slice them in half lengthwise and gently scoop out the flesh, leaving behind enough to hold the shell together.
  4. In a food processor, grind the cranberries.
  5. Then add the raisins, walnuts, honey, cinnamon and the reserved sweet potato and process until well mixed.
  6. Mound the filling back into the sweet potato shells and bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes.
  7. If the potatoes are large, slice each boat in half before serving.
Most Helpful

Sorry Mirj but I over baked the sweet potato so the boat wouldn't float - The skin just fell off the potato so I did it as a casserole and it was delicious. I will make this again and make the boat float. It will look so attractive

Bergy November 30, 2009

a little too sweet. might try without cranberries.

Heather 13 October 15, 2007

This was a hit at Thanksgiving.Just sweet enough and low fat. thanks Mirj.

rickandroseb December 10, 2004