Sweet Potato Soufflés

Sweet Potato Soufflés

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Serves

6 people

These lightly sweet and airy autumn soufflés can serve as a special side dish or dessert. Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Why Try? Here’s a side dish your guests have probably never had before. They’re going to want your recipe!

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Try adding a little rum with the maple syrup, for a nice finishing touch.

Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter eight 4-inch, 1 1/4 cup-capacity individual soufflé dishes. Dust bottoms and sides lightly using 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, mix together sweet potatoes, egg yolks (reserve whites), cream, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup maple syrup; beat until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3 In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Add one-quarter of the egg whites to the bowl with sweet potato mixture and gently fold in with a rubber spatula. Fold in the remaining egg whites until just incorporated.
  • 4 Arrange prepared soufflé dishes evenly spaced on a flat baking sheet. Fill each dish no more than two-thirds of the way up with sweet potato mixture and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat remaining 1 cup maple syrup over low heat.
  • 6 Serve soufflés immediately with warm maple syrup.

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