You work hard. You wake up early, you work late, you make people’s lives better. You work hard, but it’s totally worth it. Am I right? Also, you love dessert. It’s what keeps you going. But after all that hard work, you need something high on sweet and low on effort. This recipe takes a bit of time, most of it you can spend sitting on your couch checking out Pinterest and and watching House for the hundredth time. It’s the easiest seasonal dessert of all time.
Baked Sweet Potato Brulee is really child’s play. It’s also amazingly awesome. The soft, sugary sweet potato is topped with a warmly spiced brown sugar crust that adds a nice bit of crunch and a punch of flavor. It’s so simple, you could have it for dessert every night.
It seems unfair that something so good could be so easy, but this really is. Give your sweet potatoes a good stab with a fork, then just pop them on a baking sheet at 400 and walk away for an hour. Cut in some melted butter, sprinkle it with the sugar and spice mixture, then put it under the broiler for about five minutes to get that crunchy brulee action.
You guys, I’m here to help. All I want is for you to be happy. And this? This baked sweet potato brulee will make you very very happy. Get it!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Prick your sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, place them on the baking sheet, and bake for an hour or until your sweet potatoes are soft all the way through. Test by piercing with a sharp knife.
- In a small dish, mix together the brown sugar and spices.
- After your sweet potatoes have cooled enough to touch, slice them open lengthwise, push together the ends a bit.
- Pour half the melted butter over the squished flesh of each of your sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the sugar and spice mixture over the top.
- Crank up your broiler and put your sweet potatoes back in the oven. Allow them to cook for about five minutes, but don't go too far. You want the sugar to be bubbly and brown, but not, you know, on fire. You could also use a kitchen torch if you have one.
- Give it a few minutes to cool, then grab a fork and dig in.