Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans

Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Brown Sugar And Pecans

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Jill Cooks


We never get tired of this. There is no flour in this one. It has pure maple syrup. This puts canned sweet potatoes to shame!!


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    1 cup packed brown sugar
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    1/2 cup chopped pecans
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    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
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    5 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
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    4 large eggs
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    3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
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    2 tablespoons vanilla
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    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
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    2 teaspoons salt

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar, pecans and butter in small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  2. Butter 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.
  3. Beat 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.
  4. Bake until potato mixture is set and topping bubbles, about 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes and serve.

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About Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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