5 stars after a few modifications.
I have been making this recipe for years, since it came out in the magazine probably 20 years ago. It is one of the most requested things I make.
My modifications don’t make this healthier, but it wasn’t that healthy to begin with and it has way too much sugar as is.
1. Double the streusel. I always end up with mire than 3lbs of sweet potatoes, so this spreads better.
2. Cut the sugar fir the meringue to 6TBS for every 4 egg whites. It is super sweet still. That is the ratio used fir lemon meringue pie.
3. You can keep the lattice if you like, but my family actually prefers it just spread out over the top.
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 :).
I made this Thanksgiving weekend. It was wonderful. Much better than plain sweet potatoes.