Yams with Dirt Topping
For Halloween Sweet Potatoes or Yams
22 ounces red-skinned sweet potatoes or yams, about 2 large ,
peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large fresh egg (Check Date)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of salt
For Graveyard Dirt topping
1 1/2 cups cornflakes, crushed
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted.
Making the Halloween Sweet Potatoes or Yams:
1. Open your oven door and check inside for Ghosts or Goblins...!
When your hands stop shaking...
2. Then preheat your oven to 400°F. Continue with the Halloween
recipe if you can...!!!
Cook sweet potatoes in large pot of boiling water until tender,
about 15 minutes. Drain; transfer potatoes to large bowl and add
butter. Using your electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add egg,
sugar, spice and salt; beat to blend. Transfer mixture to 8 x 8 inch
baking dish. Bake potatoes until beginning to brown around edges and
slightly puffed, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven.
Instructions For Topping: While the sweet potatoes are baking,
prepare the dirt topping: Mix together all the dirt ingredients in a
medium bowl. Spoon topping evenly over the sweet potatoes. Return to
oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes longer.
Serves 6 to 8