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Bitchin in the Kitchen with Lucy Belle #40 Sweet Potato Surprise!

Would y’all  like some Sweet Potato Surprise with your Thanksgiving Dinner? I found 2 great and easy recipes for y’all to try! Here are the ingredients for the Sweet Potato Surprise !

2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
Cooking spray
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 375°.
Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven or a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly.
Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. I like to add a little spice to mine. It is called a Pumpkin Pie Spice.

  1. Measure 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into a small bowl or cup.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.
  3. Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice or ground cloves.
  4. Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
  5. Stir to blend.
  6. Makes 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

You can add the pumpkin pie spice if you like or just  fold in 1/4 cup pecans.I also like to add 2 tablespoons of brandy, bourbon, or orange juice Scrape the potato mixture into an even layer in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans; top with marshmallows. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden.

I also have y’all a Sweet Potato Pie recipe made with pecans. You will need:
1 pastry-lined pie shell
2 cups cooked, peeled sweet potatoes
4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
dash salt
2 tablespoons brandy, bourbon, or orange juice
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup pecan halves
Prick bottom of pie crust with a fork; bake in preheated 425° oven for 12 minutes. Set aside.Mash sweet potatoes with half of the butter (1/4 cup). Let cool. Add heavy cream, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, spices, and brandy, bourbon, or orange juice. Beat until fluffy; turn into pie crust. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.Combine remaining 1/4 cup butter with corn syrup and pecans; sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Return pie to oven and bake 25 minutes longer, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Try these recipes for your Thanksgiving Dinner!
Have A Happy Turkey Day!!

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