Coarse salt, for baking sweet potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. chili powder
Pinch cayenne, or to taste
4 tsp. brown sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cup grated Jarlsburg or sharp cheddar cheese
Sour cream, for garnishing
Cooked bacon, crumbled, for garnishing
Chopped chives, for garnishing
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add coarse salt to small baking sheet.
Pierce each sweet potato all over with fork. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake until fork tender, about 1 hour, depending on size.
Cut each potato in half, lengthwise.
Combine allspice, chili powder, cayenne, brown sugar and salt and pepper. Season each potato half evenly with the seasoning mixture. Fluff potatoes with fork to incorporate the seasoning and then sprinkle cheese on top. Transfer to baking sheet. Broil until cheese melts and bubbles, about 3 to 5 minutes.
If desired, garnish with sour cream, bacon and chopped chives.