December 26, 2006

Spiced Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Spiced Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar
from Bon Appetit (November 2002)

Scented with grated orange peel and spices, this dish is a combination of classic holiday flavors. You can make it a day ahead and reheat it on the stove top or in the microwave.

6 8-ounce red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams)

1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Orange peel strips (optional)

Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 400°F. Pierce sweet potatoes in several places with fork; place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced with fork, about 55 minutes. Cool slightly.

Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out pulp into large bowl; discard peel. Add brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, grated orange peel, ground cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg to sweet potato pulp. Using electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth; season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, or cover with plastic wrap and rewarm in microwave oven on high until heated through.)

Mound sweet potatoes in serving bowl. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange peel strips, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

This was actually the Thanksgiving dish this year. For Christmas, I revisited Sweet Potatoes and Pears which was fairly well-received. However, Sweet Potato and Orange Puree with Almond Streusel was still voted the current favorite of the experimental sweet potato dishes.

Posted by Jennifer at December 26, 2006 6:43 PM | TrackBack

This was good, with a nice blend of spices, but I think I'd agree that the Sweet Potato and Orange Puree with Almond Streusel is still the best of the bunch.

Posted by: Michael at January 5, 2007 8:49 PM
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