Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
A sublime dish that will have your guests begging for more! This recipe completely replaced the marshmallow topped sweet potato dish I always made for the holidays.
- 5 sweet potatoes, baked until tender
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- Peel and mash sweet potatoes and butter with a hand held mixer or stationary mixer until smooth.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together eggs, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and heavy cream until blended well.
- Slowly add to potato mixture, stirring constantly until completely blended.
- Place in a greased, baking dish-- I used a souffle dish.
- In a small food processor, process together the topping ingredients until crumbly.
- Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
- Preheat oven to 350 and bake about 30 minutes, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.
Mrs. Jaye, I think I will do like you and instead of the recipe I use every year, I will replace it for yours--although mine is really delicious. The thing is, yours is incredibly good! We ate with roast, not as dessert. I suggest tjif (who rated 2 stars) to give it another try, but cook the cooked, mashed potatoes a bit before using them if they are "watery." It is THIS good, believe me. And TommyT, this recipe calls for sweet potatoes, not squash; give it a try. Thanks, Mrs. Jaye.
I found the same recipe in the ALlrecipe. I made this one for a family party.It was very watery, and the presentation does not tasty either. Luckily I have made some othwer deserts. I think I will go back to the marshmallow one. Thank you for posting though.
Absolutely fabulous dish. It was light and flavorful and the spices were just right. The crunch in the topping was a nice additiong and a welcomed change to the usual sweet potato recipes out there. Definitely a recipe worth keeping. Thanks for posting.