Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Individual Sweet Potato Boats


With the holiday season in full swing I realize I am seriously having a hard time letting go of summer. It just gets so cold here! I do love the fall but winter is my nemesis. We just took down the Halloween decor and I have not even given the Christmas trees a thought yet. One holiday at a time is my motto. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. To me just having the family together all sitting down and eating really good food, well there is nothing better!


Instead of making a big tray of sweet potatoes why not make individual one like this. All your guests can just grab one put it in their plate and go. Yummy toasted marshmallows cover a soft fluffy flavorful sweet potato casserole.
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Give them a whirl. They are totally easy to make and barely and fuss! You can even make them the day before and just pop them in the oven when you are ready.
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Ingredients
8 large sweet potatoes 

4 tablespoons dark brown sugar

4 tablespoons maple syrup

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 cups mini marshmallows 

Directions
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Poke a few holes in the sweet potatoes and bake for 1 hour or until soft and tender. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, slice them down the middle but not all the way through. Pinch sides to open up the sweet potato.

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to touch, scoop out the flesh of the potatoes, leaving a thin layer of potatoes and skin. Place the sweet potato skins (boats) on a baking sheet. Add the sweet potato flesh to a medium bowl and mash well. Add the dark brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Continue to mash until smooth. With a hand mixer beat in the eggs and whip until the sweet potatoes are fluffy. 

Spoon the whipped sweet potatoes back into the sweet potato skins. Fill to the brim and top with equal parts of mini marshmallows. 

Bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, then remove and add marshmallows to the top of each sweet potato. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the marshmallows are toasted. 
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18 comments :

  1. These are so awesome Rina, perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  2. I'm interested in making this, but I was wondering what is the purpose of the eggs?

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    1. The eggs make the sweet potatoes light and fluffy.

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  3. I absolutely love this idea! What an easy way to get sweet potato casserole. :)

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  4. Oh wow! These sound amazing! Thanks for sharing! I think it would be great for my new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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  5. I have some sweet potatoes that I need to use up and I think I will make these. YUM!

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  6. What a neat and different idea! They look scrumptious, I love your photos! :)
    ~April
    (visiting from Foodie Friday)

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  7. OMG, these look so yummy. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack, whatever.

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  8. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  9. I love your Sweet Potato Boats, yum! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Your recipe sounds like the way to get my kids to eat sweet potatoes. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this by Weekend Bites.

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  11. Wow! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe at The Pin Junkie. Just wanted to let you know that it's featured in a Thanksgiving recipe roundup at The Pin Junkie at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-recipes.html

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  12. Welcome to Fiesta Friday, Rina! These look adorable! What a great idea! Maybe my kids will finally be open to eating sweet potatoes if I present them this way. :D

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