Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Maybe I'm biased, but I think these are, hands down, the best Thanksgiving sweet potatoes known to man. When I was growing up, I never understood why people hated the sweet potato part of Thanksgiving....That's because my mom ALWAYS made these! They are basically a dessert. "Have a few vegetables with your cup of sugar", RIGHT?! The nasty marshmallow kind doesn't even stand a chance against these babies!!

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

-adapted from Jane O.-

-6 medium sweet potatoes

Peel yams with a vegetable peeler and cut into 2 inch cubes. Boil in salted water until fork-tender (approx. 20-25 minutes). Let cool slightly.

In a bowl, combine the following:

¼ tsp. salt
¼ c. butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ c. sugar
2 T. cream

Mash cooled sweet potatoes and add above ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add more sugar if needed. Place potatoes in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with the following mixture:
¼ c. softened butter (NOT margarine!)
3 T. flour
¾ c. brown sugar
¾ c. pecan pieces

Blend/mash topping ingredients together with a fork until flour and sugar is combined and butter is evenly distributed. Crumble mixture over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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1 comment:

  1. Love your blog Allysa. We love this recipe too but we add coconut to the topping, yum!