Sweet Potato Crème Brulee
MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS
PREP: 20 MIN., COOK 5 MIN.,
BAKE: 1 HR., CHILL: 8 HRS.,
BROIL: 2 MIN., STAND: 5 MIN.
2 medium sweet potatoes, baked, skinned, and mashed
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 quart whipping cream
1 cup sugar
8 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup brown sugar
Garnish: chopped toasted pecans
COMBINE mashed sweet potatoes, ¼ cup brown sugar, and lemon juice; spoon potato mixture into a buttered 10-inch quiche dish to form a 1/4-inch-thick layer.
STIR together cream, 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or until hot. Pour over sweet potato mixture in prepared dish. Place dish in a shallow baking pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.
BAKE at 325° for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove from water. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
SPRINKLE custard with 1/3 cup brown sugar; place custard on jellyroll pan. Broil 5 ½ inches from heat about 2 minutes or until sugar melts. Let stand 5 minutes to allow sugar to harden before serving. Garnish, if desired.