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
1-1/4 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. 
 
courtesy of: kathy casey food studios 
 
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(ID: 5213) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Nov 6, 2004


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