Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet Potato Pudding

I found this recipe, just in time for fall and Thanksgiving!  This dish is a little more involved than I usually like to get, BUT its worth it.  YUM YUM

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•3/4 cup coarsely chopped gingersnaps

•1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped

•1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

•1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

•2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes


•3 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams; about 3 large), scrubbed

•3/4 cup half and half

•1/2 cup orange juice

•2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

•2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar

•2 tablespoons orange marmalade

•1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

•4 large egg yolks

•5 large egg whites

•1/4 teaspoon salt

•1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

•The Technique: Pudding

Eggs change everything: The yolks add richness and texture, and folding in beaten egg whites elevates the sweet potato casserole to new heights. This is a sophisticated take on the classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole.



•Toss first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add butter; using fingertips, rub in until well blended. Cover; chill. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.


•Preheat oven to 400°F. Roast potatoes on baking sheet until tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh into bowl; mash. Transfer 4 cups potatoes to large bowl. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature before continuing.

•Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Add half and half and next 5 ingredients to potatoes. Using mixer, beat on low speed until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Add yolks 1 at a time, blending after each addition. Using clean dry beaters, beat whites in another large bowl until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar. Beat until peaks form. Fold whites into potatoes; spoon into dish. Sprinkle with topping.

•Bake pudding until puffed and brown, about 45 minutes. Serve immediately