Purple and Orange Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar Butter


One day as I was grocery shopping, I noticed some beautiful purple sweet potatoes. Combined with orange sweet potatoes, they make a colorful, rustic dish. Add a little brown sugar butter, and these yummy, hearty potatoes can actually be eaten for dessert-much like a sweet potato casserole. They are very filling, so you'll probably only need one per person.


INGREDIENTS

Sweet Potatoes

  • purple sweet potatoes

  • orange sweet potatoes


Brown Sugar Butter

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Soften (don't melt) the butter. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and stir. Place the brown sugar butter in a ramekin and refrigerate (see photo).


  • Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly.

  • Poke sweet potatoes with a fork, and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 30 minutes. Check for tenderness, and continue to bake another 10-15 minutes if necessary.

  • Split potatoes down the middle, and serve with brown sugar butter. You may also cut a few into rounds to garnish (see photo).



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