Candied-bacon Sweet Potatoes
This sweet ‘n salty combination of creamy smooth sweet potatoes and crisp cinnamon-spiced bacon bits is positively addictive!
4 lbs. sweet potatoes 2 Tbs. + 1/2 cup orange marmalade 2 Tbs. packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter, melted 6 slices bacon 1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil. Using fork, pierce sweet potatoes in several places. Place potatoes on 1 baking sheet. Bake until very tender, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
Increase temperature to 400°F. Place rack on remaining baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. In small bowl, combine 2 Tbs. marmalade with brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; reserve.
Arrange bacon slices on rack on baking sheet. Brush both sides of each slice with marmalade- cinnamon mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until crisp. Remove from rack; cool and chop.
Coat 2-qt. baking or soufflé dish with cooking spray. Scoop potato flesh from skins into large bowl; mash until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup marmalade, butter and salt and remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon. Transfer to baking dish. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve sprinkled with candied bacon. Servings: 8 Calories: 283 Protein: 5 g. Fat: 8 g. (5 g. sat.) Chol.: 22 mg. Carbs.: 49 g. Sodium: 359 mg. Fiber: 5 g. Sugar: 27 g. Kitchen time: 30 minutes. Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.