Sweet Potato Crème Brulée

Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked, skinned, and mashed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Garnish: chopped toasted pecans

Preparation

  1. Combine mashed sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and lemon juice; spoon potato mixture into a buttered 10-inch quiche dish to form a 1/4-inch-thick layer.
  2. Stir together cream, 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or until hot. Pour over sweet potato mixture in prepared dish. Place dish in a shallow baking pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.
  3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove from water. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  4. Sprinkle custard with 1/3 cup brown sugar; place custard on jellyroll pan. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until sugar melts. Let stand 5 minutes to allow sugar to harden before serving. Garnish, if desired.
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