Sweet Potato Pudding With Pecan and Gingersnap Topping

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by evelynathens

From Bon Appetit, November 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Topping: 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.).
  2. Pudding: 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.).
  3. 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.
  4. Bake pudding until puffed and brown, about 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

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