Recipe by Tina Hayes
"This is one of my most-requested dishes, and it's perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, or anytime you need a fancy side dish. It looks much more difficult to make than it is, and guests are always impressed! Even people who don't like sweet potatoes ask for second helpings! I hope you enjoy it too. Maple syrup can be substituted for the vanilla extract."
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3 1/2 pounds
sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
I've been making this forever and everyone always loves it. I usually top it with chopped pecans for some extra crunch.
I'm not used to eating sweet potatos, but made this on thanksgiving because i wanted to incorporate some of the traditional foods along with what I usually make for thanksgiving dinner. My husband and I thought it was just ok....my one year old ate most of it, he really likes sweet potatoes! Will not be making this again though. thanks.
Fabulous! I made it for Christmas dinner at a friends house - they asked for an 'authentic American' holiday dish but I just can't do candied yams as they are far too sweet. I couldn't be bothered with peeling and chopping so I put the potatoes in the oven instead; the peels fell off and they mashed easily. I reduced the sugar as suggested by others and because baking tends to make for sweeter veg than boiling, so I used 1/2 cup demera sugar. I mixed it up the night before since I had to bake early in the morning before traveling. My husband won't eat tree nuts, so I put crushed honey nut cornflakes on top instead. It baked up beautifully rising up the full height of the dish, but I did have to bake it a good 30 minutes more than the recipe. Overall, easy to make and wonderful results. EDIT - made it again for dinner with friends without the topping but it was still brilliant! EDIT - Had a friend make it but they pulled it out too soon so more like spoon bread than souffle.
This was a nice side dish. It wasn't quite what I expected though...I've never made a souffle before, but I thought it was supposed to 'pouf' up. This came out like mashed sweet potatoes with pumpkin pie flavour. Everyone said it was very tasty. Next time I may try to add candied pecans as someone suggested. This took a lot longer to cook in my oven than the recipe suggested...90 minutes total!
I made this dish for Thanksgiving and everyone absolutely loved it! It's been requested for all holidays going forward. I did make a few changes. I used about 2/3 the sugar called for in the recipe and used half white sugar and half brown sugar instead of all white sugar. Also, I took others' suggestion to top with chopped pecans and brown sugar which really made the dish. I baked for 1 hr 15 min. Another suggestion if you don't like vanilla extract is to substitue maple syrup. Great recipe!
This dish had an amazing flavor! Everyone raved about it at Easter dinner. I made the whole thing the night before and refrigerated overnight. I also sprinkled with pecans as others suggested. Bake time was about 10-15 minutes longer in my oven.
Also have had a very similar recipe for years- A MUST HAVE at Thanksgiving!!! Highly recommend topping with candied pecan halves (or just sprinkly some brown sugar atop your nuts) before baking. Yummmm
Made this recipe at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Got many compliments from family members and friends. Many compliments came from people who claimed they didn't much care for sweet potatos! Really makes a lot so if you are having a small party, cut in half.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gourmet Sweet Potato Souffle
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 116
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