Becky Luigart-Stayner
16 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

If you don't have a pastry bag, simply fill a zip-top plastic bag with the meringue, and snip a corner with kitchen shears. Personalize the meringue design any way you desire.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare sweet potato puree, place sweet potatoes in a stockpot, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl. Add cranberries and next 7 ingredients (through eggs); beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Spoon sweet potato puree into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

To prepare streusel, combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over sweet potato puree. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes; remove from oven (do not turn oven off).

Step 4

To prepare meringue, place the egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form using clean, dry beaters. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (about 4 minutes). Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe meringue in a lattice design over streusel. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

Kvavava's Review

December 19, 2013

cpsurovy's Review

November 30, 2008
I agree with many of the other postings that the recipe is wonderful except for the meringue. Mine never peaked either. I think it was due to the egg white to sugar ratio. It definitely seems like too much sugar, especially for a "Cooking Light" recipe. The sugar never broke down and was too grainy. But I do recommend the recipe. It is very tasty... just cut down on the sugar :).

Jodynn's Review

November 30, 2008
I made this Thanksgiving weekend. It was wonderful. Much better than plain sweet potatoes.