Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FESTIVE YAM SOUFFLE

3 eggs
2 tbsp light brown sugar (more if using fresh yams)
2 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 cans (16 oz each) yams or 6 yams, cooked, peeled and mashed
2/3 cup light cream or milk
2/3 cup chopped pecans
6 tbsp butter, melted
miniature marshmallows for garnish
pecan halves for garnish
maraschino cherry halves, drained, for garnish

As early as 8 hours before baking, beat eggs, sugar, orange peel and seasonings in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in yams, cream, pecans, and butter. Chill in baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees, in a 1 1/2-qt casserole dish for 50 minutes. Garnish by alternating marshmallows, pecan halves, and cherry halves around top of casserole.

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