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Sweet Potato Gratin


Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

Yield

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 large)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided
2 eggs
2/3 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake sweet potatoes about 1 hour or until tender. Or, pierce sweet potatoes several times with fork and place on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 16 to 18 minutes, rotating and turning potatoes over after 9 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Cut hot sweet potatoes lengthwise into halves. Scrape hot pulp from skins into large bowl.
  3. Beat 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons sugar into sweet potatoes with electric mixer at medium speed until butter is melted. Add eggs, orange juice, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Pour mixture into 1-1/2-quart baking dish or gratin dish; smooth top.
  4. For topping, combine flour, oats, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in remaining 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping evenly over sweet potatoes.*
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are heated through. For crisper topping, broil 5 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.

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