Easy Simple Sweet Potatoes or Yams

"sometimes the simplest things are the best"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Scrub sweet potatoes clean under running water.
  • Poke holes ( all over) in the potatoes with a fork.
  • Bake at 350 degrees f for about 1 hour or until they are soft ( place potatoes directly on rack withour wrapping n foil).
  • Put butter in dish on table.
  • Put brown sugar in dish on table.
  • Score the sweet potatoes down the middle.
  • Serve to everone and have each person put butter and brown sugar ( to liking ) on the potato.
  • Eat.

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  1. Nice and simple -- great way to make a simple baked sweet potato. Thanks for sharing!
  2. I make sweet potatoes a lot, but typically in the microwave. This was a nice treat, because usually I only get to enjoy real baked sweet potatoes during the holidays or at restaurants. Nothing compares to real oven-baked potatoes, no matter what kind they are. Thanks for posting! Made for the Emerald City Shakers for ZWT7
  3. I love baked sweet potatoes. And nothing is better than butter and brown sugar on sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 2011.
  4. I LOVE baked sweet potatoes, and the addition of the brown sugar reminds my of how they made them at a favorite resturant of mine in WI! The only chage I made was to use unsalted butter since that is what I buy. Made for ZWT 7-THE HOT PINK LADIES.
  5. I bake yams in the oven often because I like them much better than regular potatoes. I never thought about putting brown sugar on them and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the tip on how to serve them. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7-Africa.


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