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Sweet Potato Supreme

October 5, 2010

(Note: these are really yams – the orange ones inside, not the yellow ones.). I’m making this for Thanksgiving dinner, and again for Christmas. It’s a tradition in our family and I look forward to eating it every year. It’s a really nice change for just a plain ol’ baked sweet potato. It’s sweet, soft, moist, and delicious. I predict a picky kid victory with this one!

Sweet Potato Supreme

4 cups cooked, mashed sweet yams (so I microwave them and finish them off in the oven so the sugars caramelize a bit. You can do them in the oven the whole time, but may take 45 mins or so).

2 tbsp cream or milk (I use Simone’s whole milk)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp paprika

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/3 cup butter

optional: 1 cup pecan haves, to cover casserole on top (mostly for aesthetics!)

Thoroughly mix potatoes, cream, salt and paprika. Spread in greased casserole. Make the topping by heating brown sugar and butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is barely melted. (It’s important not to cook after butter is melted, or the topping will harden when casserole is heated). Spread topping over potatoes and cover with pecan halves. This casserole may be warmed in an oven of any temperature. Should be bubbling hot before serving. Serves 6-8.

Happy Thanksgiving!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    October 5, 2010 5:10 pm

    I am totally making this for Thanksgiving Andrea! I wanted to do something with yams this year so I am happy to have a recipe recommendation, thanks!

    • October 5, 2010 5:23 pm

      Oh you will LOVE it. It’s sweet and delicious, such a nice change and addition to a turkey dinner. Enjoy, let me know what everyone thinks!
      Buon appetito!

  2. sue permalink
    October 6, 2010 12:26 am

    Totally gonna make this and migh, might, even share it…

  3. October 12, 2010 5:30 am

    I should make sure it’s clear that these are made with yams, but often called “sweet potatoes”. You want the big ol’ potatoes that are orange inside, not pale yellow!

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