Best Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2017

The goal—creamy flesh with deeply complex flavor—is entirely different from what you want in a baked russet. And, as we discovered, so is the cooking method.

SERVES4

TIME1½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Producing baked sweet potatoes with creamy, deeply flavorful interiors wasn’t just about cooking the spuds to a particular temperature (200 degrees or so). We discovered that we needed to hold them at that temperature for about an hour, whi...

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