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“One glance at the title of this recipe and my heart went pitter-pat :) From North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pierce potatoes with a small knife or fork. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until potatoes are soft when pierced, about 45 minutes.
  2. (Or, to microwave, pierce potatoes and place in a microwave-safe dish; microwave on high about 6 minutes per pound.) Do not overcook. Let cool. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes then cut them into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. There should be about 4 cups. Reserve 2 cups; mash remaining potato pieces with a large spoon or potato masher.
  3. In a large bowl, combine mashed sweetpotatoes, milk, cream, sugars, raisins, pecan pieces, butter, eggs, egg yolks, salt, cinnamon and ginger; mix well. Add reserved potato pieces and bread cubes; mix gently just until moistened.
  4. Pour into a buttered 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking pan. Cover with foil. Set a larger pan on middle rack of oven and place filled baking pan in it. Add enough hot water to larger pan to come halfway up the sides of the smaller pan.
  5. Bake in 350 degree F. oven until knife inserted in the center of pudding comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Remove foil and let top brown slightly, about 5 more minutes. Remove from water and cool to room temperature, or keep warm until ready to serve. Cut into squares; if desired, top each portion with a dollop of Maple Whipped Cream.
  6. In medium bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. (It helps to chill bowl and beater before whipping). Add syrup; whip until incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to serve or up to 1 hour.

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