04/07/2014 Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Candied Bacon
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Candied Bacon8 sweet potatoes, about 4 lbs. ½ cup packed light brown sugar 4-6 slices bacon 1 egg 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. chipotle chili pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Arrange potatoes on 1 baking sheet. Bake until very tender, about 1 hour; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place rack on remaining baking sheet. Spread ¼ cup brown sugar on a plate. Coat both sides of each bacon slice in sugar and arrange bacon slices on rack. Bake until crisp about 18-20 minutes. Remove from rack; cool and chop.
Coat a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Remove potato flesh from skins. On medium speed, beat potatoes, egg, butter, cinnamon, salt, chipotle pepper and remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar until blended; transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with bacon
Bake until heated through, about 30 minutes.