Sweet and Salty Sweet Potato Puree

Serves 10

Ingredients:

  • 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced in 1″ cubes
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T + 1/4 t  kosher salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch clove
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, halved
  • 1/2 T brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil sweet potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, milk, butter, honey. 1T salt and spices.
  4. Mix with a hand mixer on low until potatoes are mashed, about 2 minutes.
  5. Increase mixer speed to high. Mix until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  6. Fold in chopped pecans, reserving about a tablespoon for later.
  7. Place sweet potato mixture in a 9×13 baking dish. Smooth out top.
  8. Outline border of pan with halved pecans.
  9. Sprinkle center with remaining chopped pecans.
  10. Lightly sprinkle remaining salt over entire dish.
  11. Lightly sprinkle brown sugar over entire dish.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
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