Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whipped Sweet Potatoes - Your new favorite thing about Thanksgiving

I've been making these whipped sweet potatoes every Thanksgiving for 5 years.  They always upstage the poor turkey.  And every year I get hit with a bevy of recipe requests.  I used to direct people to the blog where I found it, but since it's gone private my only option is to post it here so that the deliciousness can continue to be made known.  Though I warn you, this is a but-once-a-year dish.  Butter and sugar in a form like this cannot be good for you if you eat it more often than that.

 thanksgiving whipped sweet potatoes

 Whipped Sweet Potatoes

  • 5-6 small sweet potatoes (or 3 large yams)
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup melted butter 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/3 cup flour 
  • additional 1/4 C melted butter


  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • (optional: marshmallow creme or pecans)

1. Peel and boil the sweet potatoes (or yams).
2. Combine and whip sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, flour, and 1/4C melted butter
3. Layer mix into a 9x13" baking pan. Top mixture with 1/4 C melted butter.
4. Topping: Mix butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and coat sweet potato mixture evenly.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes (wait until it's bubbly)
6. After baking (which I've usually done the day before) I may rewarm the dish by placing in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
7. If topping with Pecans, add these and then toast in 350 oven for 7-10 min.
8. If topping with marshmallow creme, warm creme in microwave for 10-15 seconds until it's easily spreadable, then after spreading on top of dish with offset spatula, place under broiler for about 2 minutes - check often so it doesn't burn!

9. Become incredibly popular when people get a taste of this and suddenly want to be your best friend. (And I'll be honest, I usually make 2-3 pans and it's never too much!)

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