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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: November 22, 2013.

This recipe is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving. Everyone loves the sweet flavor accented with the subtle tones of vanilla, brandy and almond extract. It’s a fluffy melt-in-your-mouth kind of down home comfort food. A warm autumn style tradition for this blessed family holiday.


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Sweet Potato Souffle
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 10-12
  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, cut into bits
  • ¾ cup each of granulated sugar & dark brown sugar
  • 4 large brown eggs
  • 3 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1½ tsp each of vanilla extract, almond extract & cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each of salt, fresh grated nutmeg & Garam Masala (available in most spice stores)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons each of unsalted butter & dark brown sugar, reserved for topping
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a large pot boil the potatoes for 30-45 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes, peel them and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat the potatoes, sugar & butter on high, until smooth. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, then the flour, milk, salt and the extracts until all are combined well.
  3. Cover bottoms of two 1½ quart baking dishes with non- stick spray, then divide the mixture and pour between the two. Gently heat the reserved butter and brown sugar for 1-2 minutes and drizzle over top. Bake for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Garnish with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Erica Galindo at the Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol, California


Erica Galindo is the Founder and Editor in Chief, of Sonoma Christian Home Online Magazine – “One of the fastest growing Christian Women’s Magazines Online.”

Married to the love of her life, Erica lives with her husband David and their fifteen-year-old son Jack, in beautiful Sonoma County, California. In addition to being a digital entrepreneur, Erica is a passionate home chef. She loves entertaining and reinventing classic recipes with her unique brand of Sonoma style home cooking.


4 Responses

  1. LuLu

    I made the sweet potato souffle for Thanksgiving dinner and it was outstanding. As a confirmed sugar-aholic, it was dreamy. My sister said it was to die for & made me give her the recipe and I’m sure it will be a family favorite for years to come. Some had a third helping at dessert time instead of my mom’s homemade apple pie. Whoa. Thanks Erica for blessing us with your recipes!

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      Erica Galindo

      Thank you Lulu! I am so happy that everyone enjoyed this dish! Your mom sounds like my kind of gal! I must confess, I can eat this for breakfast with a nice frothy latte!
      So blessed. Love and grace to you my friend!


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