Sweet Potatoes with Pralines
sweet potatoes, or yams
heavy whipping cream
brown sugar, light
Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Peel and boil sweet potatoes in a covered saucepan until tender - about 20 minutes.
Drain and mash.
Mix in the softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and milk.
Pour into a baking dish or casserole.
Bring cream to simmer in a small saucepan.
Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
Cook over medium heat to soft ball stage - 235 degrees F.
Remove from heat and beat in butter and pecans.
Pour over sweet potato mixture.
All of the above may be done up to 2 days in advance and stored in the fridge.
Then just heat in the oven until bubbling hot and enjoy.