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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE INSPIRED BY FRIENDS

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1,097,505 views  Try a scoop of our Sweet Potato Casserole at your next Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. No longer will you have to wait until after dinner to eat your sugar-coated complex carbs!

6 servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Simple Sweet Potato Casserole

1 ½ tbsp kosher salt, divided

1 inch 4lbs sweet potatoes, peeled + cut into pieces

8 oz light brown sugar

4 oz unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

10 oz mini marshmallows (about 1 bag)

For the Babish Sweet Potato Casserole

4 lbs potatoes, peeled + cut into 1 inch cubes

2 sticks cinnamon

5 oz unsalted butter, cubed + more for greasing

3 egg large yolks

20 ½ oz light brown sugar

2 oz maple syrup

4 oz creme fraiche

5 ½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

2 tsp vanilla paste

Pecan Streusel (see recipe below)

Marshmallow Topping (see recipe below)

For the Pecan Streusel

6 oz brown sugar

4 ½ oz all purpose flour

½ tsp kosher salt

10 ½ oz unsalted butter, melted

20 ½ oz pecans, roasted + roughly chopped

For the Marshmallow Topping

½ oz powdered gelatin (2 envelopes)

7 oz water, cold + divided

2 ½ oz The Singleton Whisky, divided

6 oz granulated sugar

1 oz light corn syrup

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Simple Sweet Potato Casserole

1.

Preheat the oven to 300 °F with a convection fan (or 325 °F without fan). Grease a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.

2.

Fill a large pot of water and season with salt.

1 tbsp kosher salt, divided

3.

Add the sweet potatoes to the pot and bring the water to a boil.

1 inch 4lbs sweet potatoes, peeled + cut into pieces

4.

Turn the heat down to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook the potatoes until completely tender, about 18-20 minutes.

5.

Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl.

6.

Using a potato masher, mash the cooked potatoes until completely smooth.

7.

Add the sugar, butter, the remaining salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl and fold to combine.

8 oz light brown sugar

4 oz unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp kosher salt, divided

8.

Spread the mixture into an even layer in the 9x13 pan. Add the marshmallow to the top in one layer.

10 oz mini marshmallows (about 1 bag)

9.

Bake the casserole for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

10.

For the Babish Sweet Potato Casserole

1.

Fill a large container ⅔ of the way full with water. Insert a sous vide cooker and set the temperature to 170 °F.

2.

Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Grease a 9x13 pan with room temperature butter.

3.

Transfer the cut sweet potatoes and cinnamon sticks to a silicone sous vide-safe bag or vacuum-seal bag. Remove all of the air from the bag and seal.

4 lbs potatoes, peeled + cut into 1 inch cubes

2 sticks cinnamon

4.

Once preheated, add the potato bag to the hot water and cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

5.

Meanwhile, brown the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, about 10 minutes. Reserve until ready to use.

5 oz unsalted butter, cubed + more for greasing

6.

Remove the potatoes from the bag and transfer them to a large bowl. Combine the sweet potatoes, reserved browned butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, heavy cream, and seasonings.

5 oz unsalted butter, cubed + more for greasing

3 egg large yolks

20 ½ oz light brown sugar

4 oz creme fraiche

2 oz maple syrup

5 ½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

2 tsp vanilla paste

7.

Transfer the filling to a bowl of a food processor. Process the potatoes until smooth, about 60 seconds. Work in batches if necessary.

8.

Pour the sweet potato filling into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potato filling is warmed through and set.

9.

Meanwhile, make the Marshmallow Topping (see recipe below).

Marshmallow Topping (see recipe below)

10.

Once the sweet potato filling is ready, sprinkle an even layer of the Pecan Streusel on the potato filling, then spread or pipe the marshmallow topping over the top.

Pecan Streusel (see recipe below)

11.

Toast the marshmallow immediately using a torch, or allow the marshmallow to set for 30-45 minutes, increase the oven temperature to 350 °F, then bake for 10-15 minutes until the marshmallow is golden brown.

12.

Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

13.

For the Pecan Streusel

1.

In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, and butter and fold together until the mixture resembles sand.

6 oz brown sugar

4 ½ oz all purpose flour

½ tsp kosher salt

10 ½ oz unsalted butter, melted

2.

Add the pecans and fold to combine.

20 ½ oz pecans, roasted + roughly chopped

3.

Reserve until ready to use.

4.

For the Marshmallow Topping

1.

Sprinkle the powdered gelatin over water in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes to hydrate.

½ oz powdered gelatin (2 envelopes)

5 oz water, cold + divided

2.

In a high-sided but narrow pot, combine the remaining water, whisky, sugar, and corn syrup. Cover the pot with a lid and bring the mixture to a simmer.

2 oz water, cold + divided

2 oz The Singleton Whisky, divided

6 oz granulated sugar

1 oz light corn syrup

3.

Once simmering, remove the lid and continue cooking the sugar syrup until it reaches 255 °F. Turn off the heat and add a splash (about ½ oz) of whisky to the sugar syrup.

½ oz The Singleton Whisky, divided

4.

Meanwhile, prepare a water bath in a small pot.

5.

Once the sugar syrup has come to temperature, pour it into the bowl of a stand mixer.

6.

Allow the syrup to cool to 212°F, this will prevent the gelatin from denaturing.

7.

Meanwhile, melt the gelatin mixture over the prepared water bath.

8.

Add the melted gelatin to the slightly cooled sugar syrup and whip until bright white and fluffy.

9.

Optionally, transfer the marshmallow topping into a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Use immediately.

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