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Sweet Potato Souffle with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

I love this dish. I eat it for dessert. With ice cream. It is fabulous. I promise.

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Sweet Potato Souffle with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar Pecan Crust:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
Sweet Potato Mixture:
  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (I roast mine at 400° for 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of the sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Butter a medium-sized baking dish. You can also use individual ramekins.

For the crust: Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat thoroughly with a hand mixer for about 3-4 minutes to increase the fluffiness of the sweet potato mixture.

Spoon the mixture into your baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. At this point, the dish can be covered and refrigerated for a couple of days.

Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture and return to oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.

The brown sugar and pecan crust should be slightly browned and crunchy. Makes 12 servings.

Garnet yams, which are really sweet potatoes. I can never remember which is which. It's very confusing.

Garnet yams, which are really sweet potatoes. I can never remember which is which. It’s very confusing.

Getting out my frustration.

Getting out my frustration.

Wait, what frustration? I'm on break! Yeah!

Wait, what frustration? I’m on break! Yeah!

Oh, crumbly goodness. How I adore thee.

Oh, crumbly goodness. How I adore thee.

Before the first bake.

Before the first bake. I may or may not have already consumed large quantities of this delightfully orange mixture.

Before the second bake.

Before the second bake.

All I need is vanilla bean ice cream. Or gelato.

All I need is vanilla bean ice cream. Or gelato.

Vegetables mashed with sugar and butter are an excellent combination.

Vegetables mashed with sugar and butter are an excellent combination.

Side view.

Side view.

 

Feed me, Mommy.

Feed me, Mommy! Bailey is licking his chops because he wants more of that roasted sweet potato. I gave him several bites of it as I was peeling and mashing.

I love Bailey.

I love Bailey.

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15 Comments

  1. Bailey's friend and Patty's partner says

    Great shots! Love the feel of the photos. Burst out laughing when I saw Bailey. He’s like a lion on a hunt!

  2. Rany Aguirre says

    Bailey is too cute ! I would have wanted to name my kid (boy or girl) bailey or basil but husband wouldn’t have none of it . Anyway I’m def gonna try recipe !

  3. Reblogged this on Patty Nguyen and commented:

    I started prepping this today for one of our desserts on Thursday. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and baked it off sans the topping. I’ll finish it off as we sit down to dinner so it’ll be piping hot and perfect with some homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

  4. Yum — I like to make something similar — it makes a good morning-after-Thanksgiving treat ;). Have a great Thanksgiving, Patty!

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