Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans
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- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- 5 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 4 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
1Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar, pecans and butter in small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to use.
2Butter 13x9 glass baking dish. Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Let stand in colander 15 minutes. Puree potatoes in food processor.
3Beat eggs, syrup, vanilla, lemon juice and salt in large bowl. Mix in pureed potatoes. Transfer potato mixture to dish. Sprinkle pecan topping evenly over mixture.
4Bake until potato mixture is set and topping bubbles, about 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes and serve.