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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Brûléed Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Borrowing from the classic dessert crème brûlée, this dish has a hard candy topping, a crisp contrast to the creamy sweet potatoes.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2001

  • Yield: 14 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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

Preparation

Preheat broiler.

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).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 207
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.4g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 137mg
  • Calcium: 53mg
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