Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

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"Once you taste this, you won't ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety! I have peeled and cooked in the microwave, and also boiled the sweet potatoes. They taste the same no matter how you cook them. So, use the technique that works best for you!"

Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 381 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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Now a tradition at our table! Thanks to all of the reviewers too - I heeded advice and cut back the white sugar to 1/3 cup and brown sugar to 2/3 cup which cut back on the sweetness. Hint for e...

This is a great recipe for sweet potato casserole. I found that 1/4 cup of sugar in the potato mixture is enough for my family's sweet tooth since the topping adds more sweetness. A secret for t...

UPDATE PT II: My version equates 3 cups of cooked yams to the 5 yams of undetermined size/weight noted in the original recipe. UPDATE: I read some earlier reviews about the "sweetness" of this...