I know that most of you will have chosen your Thanksgiving dishes by now but I wanted to share a few more recipes with you. Today it is Sweet Potato Casserole with Cinnamon Meringue.
It was only a few years ago that I started to like sweet potatoes. I started with the old school yams with marshmallows and graduated to sweet potatoes with sauteed apples. Last year I tried Ruth Chris Sweet Potatoes. I have been making up for lost time.
I started seeing different versions of sweet potatoes with a meringue. I ended up creating a mashup of several recipes. It’s like a sweet potato meringue pie. I made this for 4 servings. Sometimes you need smaller quantity recipes for a more intimate Thanksgiving.
So tomorrow is the big day. My nephews and I were talking about Thanksgiving and we might play games after dinner. What do you do? One is already petitioning his mom to take out all the Christmas decorations after we leave. Funny, I was thinking that just yesterday. It is already beginning to feel like Christmas is coming.
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Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Meringue
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cream
- 2 egg whites room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Pinch of cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 F. Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork. Roast in the oven until tender, about 45-50 minutes. Let cool enough to handle, then scoop out the potatoes into a mixing bowl.
Add salt, sugar and half the cream. Whip until smooth and add the additional cream. Place in a baking dish and set aside until 1/2 hour before serving.
1/2 hour before serving
Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake sweet potatoes until warm, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
In the bowl of an electric mixer combine egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar; set bowl over a pan of simmering water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot, about 3 min.
Transfer to mixer and whip on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Stir in cinnamon.
Top sweet potatoes with meringue and place under broiler or with a kitchen torch.