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Nov 21, 2007 06:35 AM

Looking for Sweet Potatoe Recipe for Thanksgiving any tried and true???

Please send me any sweet potatoe recipes you may have used and are fantastic. Thanks

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  1. Silver Palate Carrot and Sweet Potato puree..I don't have the recipe with me. it is 1 lb carrots, 2 lbs sweet potatoes (baked), butter and cream fraiche.

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    1. re: Joni

      That sounds great. I will google it.

      1. re: drewb123

        And I actually have the book open right here, as I'm making these this year:

        2 lbs sweet potatoes
        1 pound carrots
        2.5 cups water
        1 T granulated sugar
        1 1/2 sticks sweet butter, softened
        salt and pepper to taste
        1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
        1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
        dash of cayenne (optional)

        Bake the potatoes for about an hour, at 375, until they are tender when pierced with a fork.

        Peel and trim the carrots and cut them into 1-in pieces. Put the carrots in a saucepan along with the water, sugar, 2 TB butter, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook them uncovered until the water has evaporated and the carrots begin to sizzle in the butter, about 30 minutes. The carrots should be tender; if they aren't, add a bit of water and cook until they are done and all the liquid has evaporated.

        Scrape the sweet potato flesh out and combine with the carrots in the bowl of a food processor. Add the remaining butter and creme fraiche and process until very smooth.

        Add nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add cayenne, if desired, and process briefly to blend.

        Heat until piping hot in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes (cover the serving dish in foil).

    2. I posted this earlier in response to a similar question from someone else in case you didn't see it: TRY IT - YOU'LL LOVE IT!

      This recipe is so delicious. It is everyone's favorite at Thanksgiving! It is so rich and incredible.

      4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
      1 cup sugar
      1/4 cup milk
      1/2 cup butter, softened
      2 large eggs
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
      1/4 cup chopped pecans
      1 tablespoon brown sugar
      1 tablespoon butter, melted
      1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

      Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.

      Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

      Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.

      Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

      Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

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      1. re: Tehama

        this is exactly what I was looking for Thanks so much!!! just curious is this one you made up or did you find this somewhere?

        1. re: drewb123

          Hi Drew! Sorry for the late reply & hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I can't claim the recipe as my own, but got it from my Grandmother (not quite sure of its ancestry before that). I LOVE, LOVE that recipe. I divide up small batches and sneak them away in the freezer so I can have it when a craving arises.

          1. re: Tehama

            It was GREAT!!! I have so much leftover. Should i just freeze it even though it's been almost one week?

            1. re: drewb123

              Might be a little dicey... but what the heck, go for it!

              If I make the recipe just for myself (eg, not to serve at a family thing), then I divide it up into small containers as soon as it is done and then freeze... but try it and let me know!

        2. re: Tehama

          I think it's SOOOO WRONG for marshmallows to ever appear at the table before dessert. Three alternatives:

          1. Bake until nearly tender. Peel & slice into 1/2" slices. Finish in a pan with butter, orange marmalade, apricot preserves, and cognac.

          2. Bake until fully cooked. Scoop out pulp and combine with fresh grated ginger, zest of an orange, a hefty shot of Bourbon, and lots of butter. Beat smooth (by hand).

          3. Emeril's sweet potato hash

        3. This is a good one. It's from my SIL who was probably sick of making it since everyone always requested it. We've moved so I asked for the recipe. It's like having dessert before dessert. Perfect for ham and great reheated.

          Sweet Potato Casserole

          2 lbs sweet potatoes about 4, peeled and cut into 1” cubes
          ½ cup packed light brown sugar
          ½ cup butter
          2 eggs, lightly beaten
          ⅓ cup milk
          1 tsp vanilla extract

          4 oz chopped pecans, about 1 cup
          ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
          ½ cup all purpose flour
          ⅓ cup better, melted

          For filling, in large pot combine potatoes with enough cold water to cover; over high heat bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until potatoes are tender, 30 minutes. Drain; mash until smooth. Let stand until cooled slightly, 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 2 qt. baking dish. In bowl combine potatoes, with next 5 ingredients. Spread mixture in baking dish. For topping, in large bowl combine pecans, sugar and flour; stir in butter until mixture is combined. Sprinkle pecan mixture over potato mixture. Bake until top is browned and mixture is set in center, 40-45 minutes.

          1. This is a family favorite

            6 sweet potatoes, boiled and peeled, then sliced into "coins"
            3 granny smith apples, cored and sliced into rings

            alternate 2 sweet potato "coins" and apple ring in a 9x13 baking dish, making kind of a fallen domino effect
            pour over the sweet potatoes and apples 1/2 cup orange juice
            sprinkle all over 1/2 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 tsp powdered ginger and cinnamon
            dot with butter

            bake 350 for 15-20 minutes covered, take off cover and bake another 5 minutes or so

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            1. re: charlesbois

              If you want to go a completely different way, I usually do Alton Brown's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes, which are very easy and very good:


              1. re: bebevonbernstein

                May sound weird but sweet potatoes, a bit of salt and pepper, olive oil, and almost carmelized onions, delicious.

                1. re: Rick

                  And drizzle some maple syrup on that.

                  1. re: Jane917

                    Really more of a savory dish than a sweet dish . . .