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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

“This is a great holiday side dish because the potatoes can be microwaved in just 15 minutes. Sweet potatoes are at their best when combined with something sweet. The thought was to take the flavors reminiscent of a cinnamon-infused pecan coffee cake topping and pair them with sweet potatoes for a change from the more traditional marshmallow topped casserole.” –Alex Guarnaschelli

Yield: 8 Servings


  • 4 large sweet potatoes, about 3 lbs.
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, packed
  • ¾ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¾ cup Fisher® Pecan Halves, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on HIGH for 15 minutes or until completely cooked through. Let rest 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  3. Topping:Meanwhile, combine the pecans, flour, sugars, cinnamon and ¼ tsp. salt. Stir to blend. Mix in ¼ cup butter. The topping should form sandy clumps. Refrigerate.
  4. Split the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the flesh inside. Arrange the sweet potato “halves” on a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine the sweet potato flesh with the remaining ¼ cup butter, orange zest and ½ tsp. salt. Spoon the filling back into each potato half and top with the topping on a baking tray. Place the tray in the center of the oven and bake until the topping browns, 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.


Awesome recipe! I did not change anything and it turned out super yummy! :)

I tried this recipe, and it was a big hit for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great change to the traditional sweet potato casserole. I have shared this recipe with family and friends. I will also be using this recipe for our church Christmas dinner.

I love this recipe! I cook for two people so I made the topping mixture without adding butter and then I used it several times in the next week on my sweet potatoes. I used Grand Marnier instead of orange zest.

This was a hit! I was hesitant to go with a new recipe, but my neice said it was her favorite dish this Thanksgiving. The crumble was yummy.

Delicious and so easy to make! Even if you don't really like sweet potatoes this dish is irresistable. I am going to take the time to make it for 25 people for thanksgiving - that's how good it is.

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