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Update your Thanksgiving menu with this sweet potato pudding with pecan and gingersnap topping. You won't believe how light it is and so delicious!

Sweet Potato Pudding With Pecan And Gingersnap Topping

  • Author: Diane Rossen Worthington / Bon Appetite
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

Topping

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped gingersnaps
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Pudding

  • 3 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams; about 3 large), scrubbed
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

Topping

  1. Toss first 4 ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Add butter; using fingertips, rub in until well blended.
  3. Cover; chill.
  4. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead.
  5. Keep chilled.

Pudding

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Roast potatoes on baking sheet until tender, 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Cool.
  4. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh into bowl; mash.
  5. Transfer 4 cups potatoes to large bowl.
  6. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.
  7. Bring to room temperature before continuing.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Butter 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  10. Add half and half and next 5 ingredients to potatoes.
  11. Using mixer, beat on low speed until blended.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Add yolks 1 at a time, blending after each addition.
  14. Using clean dry beaters, beat whites in another large bowl until foamy.
  15. Add salt and cream of tartar.
  16. Beat until peaks form.
  17. Fold whites into potatoes; spoon into baking dish.
  18. Sprinkle with topping.
  19. Bake pudding until puffed and brown, about 45 minutes.
  20. Serve immediately.

Keywords: sweet potato pudding, Thanksgiving, side dish, light, gingersnap, pecan, Thanksgiving meal

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