Monday, November 25, 2013

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic (the one Paul likes)

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

5 sweet potatoes

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup white sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

½ cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons flour

¾ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish. Bake sweet potatoes 35 min. in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel and mash. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, ¼ cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine ¼ 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. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned

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