Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cuisinart original
Prepare these sweet potatoes ahead, and pop the casserole into the oven while the turkey rests.


Makes about 6 cups (12 servings)


4pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 4tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1½teaspoons kosher salt 1¼teaspoons ground ginger ¾teaspoon ground allspice ¾teaspoon ground coriander ½teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (or ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper) ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1cup fat free or regular half-&-half

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Place sweet potatoes in a 4 quart saucepan and add water to cover by 1-inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Coat a 2-quart oval or rectangular ceramic baking dish with ½ tablespoon of the butter. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the cooked, slightly cooled sweet potatoes in the Cuisinart® Food Processor fitted with the metal “s” blade. Add 2½ tablespoons of the butter, the lemon juice, salt, ginger, allspice, coriander, chipotle powder, and pepper. Pulse to begin blending, then process continuously adding the half-&-half through the small feed tube until the mixture is creamy and homogenous, about 1 to 2 minutes. (If you have a 7-cup work bowl, do this step in 2 batches.) Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Cut the remaining 1tablespoon of butter into 8 pieces and dot the top of the potatoes with the butter. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until heated though and slightly browned on top. Serve hot. Spiced sweet potatoes may be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking.