Monday, November 7, 2011

Menu Ideas for Thanksgiving: Sweet Potato Puffs

November is here and it’s time to start thinking about the Thanksgiving menu.  Our family, like most, has their favorite dishes.  But, we usually try to add something new to the mix each year.  If you want to do the same, check in with us over the next  couple of weeks as we present a series of menu ideas for Thanksgiving.  

First up – a recipe from my friend Sylvia’s mom, Susan, who served this dish during her recent visit to St. Louis.  It’s called Sweet Potato Puffs.  One of the things that makes it interesting – and tasty – is the use of peaches in it.  

Sweet Potato Puffs
2 cups mashed sweet fresh sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Dash ground ginger
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
6 canned peach halves
Combine all but the peaches and whip until fluffy. Arrange peaches face up in a greased baking dish; pile each with potato mixture. Dot with additional margarine if desired; and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 6 servings. 
When Susan made this, she just placed peaches face down on the bottom of the dish and covered all of them with the potatoes rather than trying for individual servings. 

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