Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

3 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 4-5 large)

1/2 cup butter, divided

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp 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 flour

1/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Pierce and bake potatoes in a 350° F. for 1 hour or till soft.

Cut lengthwise and scrape out pulp; discard skins to the pulp, add 1/4 cup butter and 2 Tbsp sugar and beat with electric mixer till butter is melted.

Beat in eggs, orange juice, 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt and nutmeg until smooth. Pour into a 1-1/2 qt baking dish.

For topping, mix flour, oats, remaining sugar and remaining cinnamon. Cut in remaining butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until it becomes like coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans and sprinkle topping evenly over potato mixture.

Bake 25-30 minutes at 350° F. till heated through.

For crispy topping, broil 5″ from heat for 2-3 minutes.

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