I wanted to post this recipe before Thanksgiving, but I couldn't find it! My mother in law called my sister in law and we were able to get it on our table. It's a little late for that now, but these are still fabulous. They were the thing I kept going back to for more!
3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cook and mash the potatoes. Add 1/2 stick of butter, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and orange peel.
(The potatoes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.)
Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, cornflakes, and pecans, and remaining butter.
Before serving, heat the potatoes. They can be heated in a microwave for 20 minutes on 50% power if desired or heated at 350 in the oven.
Add topping and bake for an additional 20 minutes at 375.
These would be great with any holiday dinner, or just you, a spoon, and a couch, while watching a movie. HA!