Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that are high in fiber, beta-carotene (an antioxidant), and vitamins A, B, and C. Many choose sweet potatoes over other starchy vegetables because they are lower on the glycemic index, which is a ranking of foods and how they affect blood glucose levels. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. We’re here to talk about how fantastic sweet potatoes taste when topped with an Epicurean Butter finishing butter.
(Pictured above: Simply baked sweet potatoes finished with Pumpkin Spice Butter from Epicurean Butter. In addition to pumpkin, this butter features warm spices such as cloves, cardamom, and allspice.)
If there were a set of flavors that spoke to the feeling of Thanksgiving and Christmas, this would be it. Of course, you could go the traditional route with a sweet potato pie or a sweet potato casserole and substitute ordinary butter for an Epicurean Butter flavor—as we mentioned above, Pumpkin Spice Butter pairs great, and so does our Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Butter —or you could keep it simple with a straight-up baked sweet potato with your favorite finishing butter on top, and maybe even a few walnuts or pecans on top, too, for texture.
Cooks Illustrated has an amazing article discussing the science behind sweet potato baking, and we’ve taken their advice to heart. For the best baked sweet potato, leave skins on and poke lots of holes in the potato before microwaving for 10 minutes. Then bake at 425 degrees for one hour. Once slightly cooled, cut potatoes in half and top with your butter.