Twice Baked Sweet Potato Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)

Twice Baked Bourbon Sweet Potato with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)

One idea that I had for a new appetizer for Thanksgiving was to make some kind of savoury sweet potato potato skins and the only question that I had was what to fill them with? Every time I thought about sweet potatoes though, I kept thinking about sweet potato casserole so I decided to just go with it and I made some sweet potato casserole potato skins! A sweet potato casserole is a casserole made with sweet potatoes and it is commonly topped with pecans and sometimes marshmallows and even though it is sweet enough to be a dessert it is served as a side dish. The basic idea behind these sweet potato potato skins was to bake the sweet potatoes until tender, scoop out the flesh, mash it and mix it up with common sweet potato casserole ingredients, stuffing the mixture back into the skins before topping with a pecan streusel and baking a second time! For the filling, I went with some of my favourite sweet potato casserole flavours including brown sugar, maple syrup and a splash of bourbon. Really you could consider each sweet potato potato skin to be and individually sized serving of sweet potato casserole!

Twice Baked Bourbon Sweet Potato with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)

Creamy mashed maple bourbon sweet potatoes served in their skins topped with pecan streusel.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions
  1. Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, bake in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 45-60 minutes and let cool.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the flesh leaving 1.4 inch on the skin.
  3. Mix the sweet potatoes with the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon and cinnamon and spoon it back into the kins.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, flour, butter, pecans and cinnamon until it starts to form crumbs and sprinkle it onto the stuffed potatoes.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the topping is a light golden brown, about 20 minutes.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you eat the skins? Like you do on regular "potato skin" appetizers?

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Love the sound of this! What a nice treat :)

Maureen said...

These look devine! Just like the regular casserole but fancy.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great idea and fall treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

I'm really the only one in my family who even likes sweet potatoes so it's always impractical for me to make a whole casserole for myself...these are the perfect solution!

Jessica said...

This looks amazing

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Great timing! I am starting to work on my Thanksgiving menu, this is definitely on the list!

Beth @ Good to be the Cook said...

Wow, yet again another great idea from Kevin! lol. This looks amazing. I want to make them!!

itsallaboute said...

oh my this looks amazing! I cannot wai tto try this!

Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} said...

Another great idea for Thanksgiving! Love it!

Lauren @ Part Time House Wife said...

You had me at Pecan Streusel

anniebakes said...

what sweet treat! Great idea as always, kevin! enjoy the weekend, anne

Cooking on a Dime said...

These look simply amazing! I love sweet potatoes.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love this idea for Thanksgiving! Or even for a little Thanksgiving appetizer :)

Sues

Anonymous said...

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Bill said...

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bellini said...

This brings the taste of Thanksgiving right up front. Sounds delicious Kevin.

Unknown said...

Delicious!! I love sweet potatoes, can't wait to try this special recipe.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Yes, you eat the skins as well.

Cara said...

Portion-controlled sweet potato casserole is exactly what this body needs!

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