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Sweet Potato Puff Recipe

Sweet Potato Puff

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"Creamy, fluffy, rich sweet potatoes with a meringue top. Enjoy sweet potatoes' natural sweetness without drowning it in sugar. This is everyone's favorite. We can't serve Thanksgiving dinner without it!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Place the cubed sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. Place the cooked sweet potatoes, egg yolks, butter, and salt into the work bowl of an electric mixer, and beat on high speed until the sweet potatoes are creamy and smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon the sweet potato mixture into the prepared baking dish, and level the top with a spoon. Sprinkle raisins and walnuts over the top of the casserole, and lightly press them into the surface of the sweet potatoes.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy, about 1 minute. Gradually pour in the sugar and continue beating until the meringue is glossy and holds soft peaks, 2 to 3 more minutes. Spread the meringue over the casserole.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is hot and the meringue is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2011

This recipe works great even with canned sweet potatoes. Just drain them well, and throw them in the mixing bowl. There is NO need for additional sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2011

This tastes great! However, one key thing was left out- you have to have room temp egg whites. If that had been in the recipe, it would have saved me a little extra work. Maybe you all know that already though! Some other hints, while we're on the topic of meringue, are to use a metal (not plastic) bowl and make sure everything is clean of oils of any kind. Using an electric mixer really helps as well. Hope that helps out anyone else who is also rather a novice in the kitchen!


13 Ratings

May 15, 2010

Delicious. I added some brown sugar to the layer of walnuts because I was afraid it wasn't going to be sweet enough. I got compliments on this dish at Thanksgiving.

Dec 30, 2009

This was INCREDIBLY GOOD 10 Stars. My husband said "Restaurant Quality" I followed the recipe exactly as posted. The only complaint I have is that it is quite a small quantity. I did not bake it in a 9X9 it was going to be too little and to flat. Next time I will double up the ingredients. WOW we really loved it!

Nov 18, 2009

this is one terrific accompanyment for turkey

Nov 29, 2010

Made this for Thanksgiving this year, and got lots of good reviews :) It was yummy. There was some confusion, however, as to if it was to be served hot or cold... we went the hot route, but by the time all the fixin's were on my plate, and I was ready to eat, the sweet potato was cold. So use an oven, not a hot-plate to keep it warm before eating-time. (It made good left-overs btw :D)

Nov 18, 2011

Was a good dish to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck, got a lot of interest. Only thing I might want it a little sweeter.

Dec 02, 2010

This was sooooo yummy and pretty. LOVED IT!


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 204 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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