A dashed off recipe for Thanksgiving, and a begging for forgiveness.

Hi my dear friends.

I know I have been hopelessly in absentia for many months, but as you all well know, life has its own way of directing us, and it has thus exerted itself in my life this year. However, with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday looming forth, I realized that there is one recipe I failed to give you last year at this time. It is my favorite recipe for sweet potatoes, and it is appropriately embellished to provide the perfect complement to turkey day. Even those who regularly (and with gusto) denounce sweet potatoes are instantly won over by this particular presentation. I hope you and your loved ones will enjoy it as well.

BTW, this clearly a recipe   for just a few people, but it is easily scaled up for a crowd.




For the potatoes:

3 large sweet potatoes, (or enough to give you 3 cups)

½ stick (1/4 cup) butter

1 egg

1 tsp. salt



3/4 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut

½ stick (1/4 cup) butter

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup flour


Preheat oven to 350° F

Bake the sweet potatoes until they test soft with a fork. Remove from the oven, cool, and scoop the insides into a large bowl. Add the butter, egg and salt and beat with an electric mixer until whipped. Put the potatoes into a 9” pie plate and smooth.

Put all of the topping ingredients into a bowl and massage them with your fingertips to blend. Drop crumbles onto the sweet potatoes.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden and crisp.




This entry was posted in Vegetables and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to A dashed off recipe for Thanksgiving, and a begging for forgiveness.

  1. Melanie Ray says:

    i just passed out with longing

  2. Greg Achtzehn says:

    Looking forward to making this! Hoping you are well and wishing You and Yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Michael says:

    They were indeed a hit, Lorna. Thanks for the recipe (although I left out the coconut).

  4. Rick says:

    Well, Lorna, how DARE you have a life outside your blog?!?!?!

    It’s okay, sweetie, no need to beg forgiveness. You are loved, and I love reading however often you post.

    Take care of yourself, this is a stressful season.

  5. Rick says:

    It’s been a while, are you going to give us more, or just torture us with anticipation?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s