Sweet Potato Pecan Balls PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:34

Interesting 'twist' to the more common presentations of the ever-popular sweet potato


  • 5 baked sweet potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 8 TBS melted butter
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 12 TBS mayhaw jelly
  • 2 cups roasted, chopped pecans


  1. Scoop meat from sweet potatoes, place into mixing bowl and mash
  2. Add egg yolks, salt, brown sugar, and melted butter; blend well
  3. Add cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir well to incorporate
  4. Using large cooking spoon, divide mixture into 6 equal parts and roll each into a ball shape
  5. Use thumb to press hole into center of each ball; fill with 1 tsp mayhaw jelly; close hole by pushing potato over jelly
  6. Roll potatoes into roasted pecans
  7. Place pecan balls onto buttered cookie sheet
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes at 400°, remove from oven, place on serving plate and top each potato with addition spoonful of mayhaw jelly

Serves 6


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