Whipped Orange Sweet Potatoes
These whipped orange sweet potatoes are made with spices, orange zest, juice, and eggs, then baked to make a souffle-like side dish.
to 8 servings
or 5 sweet potatoes
2 to 2-1/2 lbs
stick unsalted butter
freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
half-and-half or light cream
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until tender when pierced with a knife, about an hour.
Remove from the oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.
Lower the oven temperature to 350°F and butter a 9 x 9-inch baking dish (see notes below).
Scoop the flesh of the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and discard the skins. Add the butter and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the orange juice and zest, half-and-half, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.
Beat to combine, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Add the eggs and beat on medium-high speed until the mixture light and fluffy, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
Transfer the sweet potato mixture to the prepared baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
Cover and bake until puffed and slightly golden, about 25 to 35 minutes.
Tips for Making This Recipe
About the baking dish:
You can also bake the sweet potatoes in individual 1-cup ramekins. Just cut the baking time by 10 to 12 minutes.