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Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shelley Drnek
Added: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. fresh-grated nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
2-1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes
1 cup pecan halves

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.

1. In a 2-3 quart pan over medium-high heat, stir frequently whipping cream, sugar, orange peel, nutmeg and salt just until steaming, about 4 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, scrub sweet potatoes, peel and slice crosswise very thinly. Spread slices in an even layer in a buttered shallow 3-quart casserole (9" x 13"). Pour hot cream mixture evenly over sweet potatoes.

3. Bake for 30 minutes. Dipping liquid from casserole edge, spoon over sweet potatoes to moisten, then sprinkle evenly with pecans. Return to oven and bake until potatoes are well browned and tender when pierced, about 30 minutes longer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite for the holidays!

 

 

 

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