Last year the St. Louis Area Foodbank distributed 310,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to our neighbors in need in the bi-state region. Foodbank staffers are celebrating National Cook a Sweet Potato Week by sharing some of our favorite recipes.
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Sweet Potato Apple Bake

This delicious sweet potato recipe makes the perfect healthy dessert option.

Ingredients:
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large cooking apples – peeled, cored, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 25 minutes, or until tender but firm. Drain, cool and cut into 1/4 inch slices.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7×11 inch baking dish.

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Layer sweet potatoes, brown sugar mixture and apples in the prepared baking dish.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, butter and pecans. Sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Recommended by Kelly Hall


Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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These roasted sweet potatoes are easy and versatile; the possibilities are endless. With only 30 minutes you can enjoy this delicious dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Recommended by Allison Jones
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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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This recipe is a great solution for leftover pulled pork. Delicious and smoky this recipe makes a great dinner for the chilly winter months. Recommended by Sara Lewis
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Sweet Potato Avocado Bites

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These bites are vibrant, zesty, and addictive. They’re the perfect addition to any party, and they look a lot fancier than they actually are. Recommended by Michelle Knight
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