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Brûléed Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield 14 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Borrowing from the classic dessert crème brûlée, this dish has a hard candy topping, a crisp contrast to the creamy sweet potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups hot mashed sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 207
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 42.4 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 137 mg
  • calcium 53 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Spoon potato mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly over top. Broil 2 minutes or until sugar melts. Let stand until melted sugar hardens (about 5 minutes).