Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes


      Baked Mashed Sweet Potatoes
      with Crumb Topping

      All you need:

      • 5 pounds sweet potatoes

      • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar, divided

      • 4 oz apple juice (orange juice also works)

      • ¼ c. plus 2 T. unsalted butter, divided

      • ½ c. whole wheat flour

      All you do

      1. Scrub
        sweet potatoes and pierce with fork in several places. Place in a single layer
        on a baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for about 50 minutes, or until tender. Let
        stand about 20 minutes until cool enough to handle.

      2. Remove
        and discard skins. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup brown
        sugar, apple juice and 2 tablespoons butter. Mash with potato masher until slightly chunky
        or until desired consistency. Spoon into
        greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

      3. Combine
        flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add
        1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces, and pulse until mixture resembles coarse
        meal. Sprinkle over potato mixture.

      4. Bake
        at 375ºF, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 25 minutes, or
        until crumb mixture is lightly browned.