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Gourmet Sweet Potato Casserole

Gourmet Sweet Potato CasseroleOnce you taste this, you won’t ever go back to the marshmallow-topped variety. The potatoes taste the same no matter how you cook them — oven-baked, microwaved, or boiled. So, use the technique that works best for you.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup light butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, half-and-half, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, honey, chopped pecans, and oats. Mix in flour with a pastry blender or your fingers to create the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 230 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 7g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 150mg | Carbohydrates 36g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 20g | Protein 5g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.