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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

~ Thanksgiving Menu: Sweet Potato Crisp ~

Save those marshmallows for your hot chocolate or s'mores.  Once you taste this creamy and sweet potato crisp recipe you will want to make this without the sticky (and messy) "candied" version.

This is what you will need....go ahead an double your shopping list, because this is one dish you are going to want to make again, soon:
2 Sweet Potatoes
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon whipping cream
1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon pepper (yes, pepper)

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, place in pot and fill with water.  Boil until tender.

While the potatoes are cooking, mix the remainder of ingredients together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. 

Drain and mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher.

With a hand mixer, mix all the ingredients together until light and fluffy.
Place the sweet potato mixture in a baking dish.

~ The Crisp ~

Mix together:
2 Tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cups pecans
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
If you use a food processor, pulse just a few times.

Place the crisp ingredients on top of the sweet potatoes.

Ready for the oven...

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
For the complete Thanksgiving Menu & Recipes, click HERE.


  1. Sounds MUCH better than the marshmallow version, which I have always thought was a travesty. Thanks, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Was your whole family there? Looking for an update post soon on how everyone is doing!

    1. I have to agree about the marshmallows...the thought make me a bit queasy.

      We did have a wonderful day, thank you. I was with my husband's family this year, missed having everybody together at my home, but as the family grows (and ages) we try and accommodate the times.
      I am hoping to read on your blog about any new recipes with your 'priest chef'...and I hope the two of you come out with a cookbook in the years to come! :o)


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