Prepare to savor a taste of victory with our Award Winning Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe, a crowd-pleasing delight that earned top honors at the yearly 4H contest. These luscious sweet potatoes are baked to perfection and then carefully filled with a delectable mixture of sweet and savory ingredients, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave your guests craving more. As you gather for your Game Night Showdown, these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes will add a touch of culinary excellence to your table, making every bite a true triumph in taste and texture.


  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-60 minutes or until tender. Allow potatoes to cool to the touch. Cut them in half lengthwise; carefully scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4 inch shell.
  2. Place pulp in a large bowl. Add orange juice. Melt 3 tablespoons margarine, add to pulp, and beat until smooth. Stuff the potato shells with pulp mixture; place in an ungreased 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and mace. Cut in remaining margarine until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over potatoes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden and heated thoroughly.

Yield: 12 servings (1/2 potato)