Maple Smashed Sweet Potato Bake with Spiced Pecan Streusel
 
makes 8 to 10 servings 
 
sweet potatoes: 
 
6 large  sweet potatoes (4 pounds), peeled and quartered
6 Tbsp  butter
3/4 tsp  salt
1/3 cup  whole milk
1/2 cup  real maple syrup
2   eggs, beaten
 
spiced pecan streusel: 
 
6 Tbsp  butter, softened
3/4 cup  packed brown sugar
1/2 cup  plus 2 tablespoons flour
11/4 cup  chopped pecans
1/4 tsp  ground cloves
1/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp  ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp  salt
 
to make sweet potatoes: preheat oven to 350 degrees. grease a 9-by- 
13-inch baking dish; set aside. in a large pot of water, bring sweet 
potatoes to a boil. reduce the heat and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until 
tender. drain well. transfer potatoes to a mixer and add butter and salt. 
mix until butter is melted. in succession, add milk, syrup and beaten 
eggs, beating potatoes between additions and scraping down sides of bowl. 
mix potatoes until smooth. transfer potato mixture to reserved baking 
dish and smooth the top. to make the topping: in a small bowl, mix 
butter, brown sugar, flour, pecans, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt 
well, then sprinkle evenly over potatoes. bake, uncovered, in preheated 
oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, until potatoes are hot through and 
streusel is toasted and crunchy. 
 
 
 
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(ID: 3101) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Mar 22, 2005


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