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30 November 2009

By Request! Sweet Potato Souffle

I almost hate to admit, but I have never been a fan of Sweet potatoes. Candied yams especially. Blah! Just thinking about them makes me gag! No idea why. LOVE the marshmallows up top. But that is it. And seriously...there is no difference that I have found between the two. Yams are canned, sweet potatoes are fresh.

Having lived in the south for 9+ years, has changed my mind about sweet potatoes. It was back in 2002, before I had Trice, I was in our ward Relief Society presidency (our church's organization for woman 18 and over. A great group to hang out with and make friends).  We were planning our Christmas Enrichment Meeting (like a devotional or class to learn to make things). It was decided that it would be a potluck dinner with festive getting to know you games and a short lesson. Oh yes, we had an ornament exchange as well.

The lesson was given by another member in the presidency, Jen Gallacher. I don't remember what the lesson was about, Christmas-y, no doubt. I only remember her wearing jeans, a gorgeous sweater, and a pair of 3" healed boots. I remember thinking that I wish I had always looked that great, and had that kind of balance while pregnant. Silly, I know!

On to the food. All your normal holiday trimming were there...including the candied yams  :S

The person behind me in line asked if I was going to have any, told her, "No! You can have my portion if you would like". Only joking of course of having "my portion". She told me she didn't care for them either, and that I had to promise to try "that stuff over there" (as she pointed). Looked good, so I tried just a little bit.

I was hooked! I have been making it to go with our holiday meals ever since! Without further ado, here's my recipe that I use!


3 c. mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk

Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased baking dish. Add topping.
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. chopped nuts
1/3 c. flour
1/3 stick butter

Melt butter and mix all ingredients thoroughly and sprinkle over souffle. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

*Photo borrowed from cwillow894.

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Sharon said...

I cannot wait to try this!! I too look at Yams and go.. hmmm... pass... But I love to try out new recipies, so I can't wait to give this one a try. :)

Corrie Howe said...

My mom made an unusual sweet potato dish this year. I'm assuming because of my dad's strict diet. It was a mixture of sweet potato, peanut butter, corn flakes scooped like ice cream onto pineapple rings. It was surprisingly good.

Nancy said...

I'm not a fan of the candied sweet potatoes either, but this recipe looks wonderful. I always want to include a sweet potato with Thanksgiving but haven't found anything that sounded good - until now. Thanks so much for participating!