Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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mashed-sweet-potatoesThese mashed sweet potatoes are sweet and crunchy.  They are a welcome change from the typical sweet potatoes with the mini-marshmallows on top. These are so easy to make and best of all, they can be made ahead of time and baked right before you are ready to serve them.

 

Ingredients 

3 Lbs Sweet Potatoes
2 TBSP Butter
2 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Half & Half
Salt & Pepper

 

Topping

4 TBSP Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Pecans
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
Pinch of Salt

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375º. Grease a casserole dish. Peel and cube the potatoes. Put them in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the water. Boil the potatoes until they are soft. Drain and return them to the pot. Using a hand mixer, mash the potatoes until they’re smooth. Add the butter, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice,, half & half, brown sugar, salt and pepper . Continue mixing until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix to combine… Transfer the mashed potatoes to the greased casserole and top with the sugar mixture. Sprinkle the nuts on top. Bake for 30 minutes.

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