Baked Sweet Potato with Brie and Caramelized Onions

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
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Everyone loves a tasty loaded baked potato, and sweet potatoes take this family-favourite to a new, more grown-up level. Caramelized onions take time and patience to get right, but the results are worth it.

recipe updated Jan 20, 2020


  • Onion icon
    x 6 (about 840g)
  • Brie icon
    1½ cups (about 350g)
  • Sweet potato icon
    Sweet potato
    x 4 (about 740g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    5⅛ tbsp (about 75ml)
  • White wine icon
    White wine
    4 tbsp (about 59ml)
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    4 tbsp (about 59ml)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    1½ tsp (about 3g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    8 sprigs


  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Work surface

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  2. Add sweet potato to a clean work surface
  3. Prick
  4. Cook until soft - 45 min
  5. Add vegetable oil, onion, white wine, white wine vinegar, dried thyme and brown sugar to a clean frying pan
  6. Cook slowly in frying pan until caramelized - approx 30 min, low heat
  7. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet
  8. Slice half
  9. Transfer onions to baking sheet
  10. Top with brie
  11. Sprinkle with dried thyme
  12. Cook until browned - approx 5 min, high heat
  13. Season with salt & pepper
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley
  15. Serve immediately
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