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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole

I always thought it would be tough to beat sweet potatoes with marshmallows until I read this recipe from Damaris Phillips.  I have 5 words for you…mascarpone cheese and caramel sauce! That’s what makes these potatoes far superior to any others on the Thanksgiving table.  These are definitely a bit extravagant but why not indulge this fall?! This Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole is certainly worth it!

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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole
 

Ingredients
  • 5 sweet potatoes (9 ounces each)
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 T. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon plus ⅛ kosher salt
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Fork the skins of the potatoes and roast 1 hour till soft.
  3. When cool enough, slice in half and scoop flesh into mixer.
  4. Beat it with the mascarpone, brown sugar, cinnamon and ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. Once combined pour in pie dish and drizzle caramel on top.
  6. Clean the mixer and with whisk beat egg whites, cream of tartar and ⅛ teaspoon salt on medium speed until foamy. Increase to high and gradually add sugar until stiff peaks-4 mins.
  7. Spoon over potato and smooth our with offset spatula!
  8. Bake 25-30 mins.

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Adapted from Damaris Phillips

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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Luckily it is time for another month of Two Sweetie Pies!  Another month of 2 Sweetie Pies with That Skinny Chick Can Bake means another wonderful dessert! Always a success when you bake from Liz’s blog! Each month we bake up a recipe from each other and keep it a secret until reveal day! Super fun! Make sure you pop over to visit Liz and see which Hugs & Cookies recipe she chose this month.

This month I went with Liz’s Cranberry cheesecake bars….just like the Starbucks one but even better!  These would be perfect around Thanksgiving due to the cranberry sauce, of course!   The filling makes these little bars so pretty, too! I love the layers!

Thanks once again Liz for a fabulous dessert!

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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
 

Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • Cheesecake
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cranberry filling
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (16 ounces) can whole berry cranberry sauce

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350°.
  2. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with non-stick foil.
  3. In a mixer on low, combine flour, oats, ¾ cup sugar and butter; mix until crumbly.
  4. Set aside 1½ cups crumbs for topping, and press the rest into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.
Cheesecake
  1. Beat cream cheese fluffy.
  2. Add condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla.
  3. Once smooth, spread over crust.
Cranberries
  1. Mix sugar, corn starch and cranberry sauce until smooth.
  2. Pour over the cream cheesecake layer.
  3. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes.
  5. Cool, chill, cut.

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Sweet Potato Soufflés – Even Easier Than Easy

Soufflés have always had the reputation for being a difficult, and temperamental thing to make, which I’ve never really understood. As long as you can manage to whip some egg whites, and fold them into your batter without knocking all the air out, there’s really not much that can go wrong. 

And that’s with the traditional method, which requires making a saucy base first. These soufflés are even easier than that, since mashed sweet potato is the base. I like to microwave my sweet potatoes, mostly because it’s faster, but you can certainly roast them in a 375 F. oven instead. Just prick them as shown, and bake for as long as it takes to get them very soft. I’d love to give you a time, but that depends on the size.


I kept these very plain, so as not to distract you, but you can add all sorts of things. Cheese, bacon, and herbs, just to name a few. And that’s for savory applications, since these will also shine as a dessert. Just add some maple syrup or brown sugar to the mashed potatoes, to taste, along with appropriate spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and you’ll be in for quite the seasonal treat. But, no matter how you flavor these, or which course you serve them, I really do hope you give them a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 4 to 6 Sweet Potato Soufflés:
2 teaspoon room temp butter to grease ramekins (mine were 5 oz. size)
4 large room temperature eggs, separated
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
pinch of cayenne
1/4 cup milk                                                 
crispy fried sage leaves to garnish, optional
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