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Brown Sugar Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 20 min
  • 90 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromBon App├ętit

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/8 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 350. Boil water for sweet potatoes potatoes. 2. Chop pecans. Skin potatoes. 3. Juice lemon 4. Mix sugar, pecans and butter in bowl. Make: 1. Grease a 9x9 baking dish. 2. Cook sweet potatoes in pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 12 minutes. 3. Drain and mash sweet potatoes. 4. Beat eggs, syrup, vanilla, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, and salt in bowl. Mix in mashed sweet potatoes. Transfer sweet potato mixture to prepared dish. Sprinkle pecan topping evenly over mixture. 5. Bake until sweet potato mixture is set and topping bubbles, about 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes and serve.

Notes

Delicious sweet potato side for your holiday table or anytime. If you want to cut down on time, leave out the eggs and don't bake it. Just mix the topping into hot mashed sweet potatoes. If you prefer a less sweet flavor cut the brown sugar and syrup by up to half.

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