Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Meringue

Author Cheri


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 1/2 hour before serving
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake sweet potatoes until warm, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. 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.
  6. Transfer to mixer and whip on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Stir in cinnamon.
  7. Top sweet potatoes with meringue and place under broiler or with a kitchen torch.

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