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Sweet potatoes aren't generally on our Thanksgiving or holiday menu...I'm not sure why really. They're cheap, they're good...I just didn't really grow up eating them, so if we have holiday dinners with my family and my Dad or Grandma is cooking they don't show up on the dinner table. I guess that's my Polish roots; we're more likely to have cabbage rolls and perogies.

My sister-in-law is from Tennessee so if we end up getting together with them for the holidays then of course sweet potatoes make their debut (along with cornbread stuffing, and other Southern delights.)

But I can honestly say I have never in my life, had a sweet potato like this before. The operative word being sweet.

Sweet meaning "delicious".

*Recipe from Tyler Florence

Serves 6

6 large sweet potatoes
1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash the sweet potatoes, scrubbing them well to remove any dirt. With a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in a couple of spots and place them on a sheet pan covered in tinfoil to make for easier clean up later. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center goes in easily.

Mix together the butter, brown sugar, and flour together until it's crumbly-looking. Add the cinnamon, salt, pecans, and marshmallows; fold the streusel topping together to combine.

Once the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, give them a few minutes to cool down so they are easier to handle. Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the streusel topping and return to the oven. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and brown.



Holy Smokes! These are like dessert they are so good. Definitely save them for the holidays because they are a treat.
Don't be fooled by that unappetizing appearance. They are the best sweet potatoes ever. EVER.

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