Sweet Potato S’mores

Sweet Potato S’mores
Canned Winner Sweet Potato S’mores Michele Carl, Masonville, Colorado

These Sweet Potato S’mores won the Canned category prize in the 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

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Sweet Potato S’mores
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pecans
  2. 1 cup almonds
  3. ¾ cup honey, divided
  4. 1⁄8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 12 dried pitted dates
  6. 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  8. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  9. 2 (15-ounce) cans sweet potato purée
  10. ½ cup apple cider
  11. 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
  12. 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  13. 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
  14. ½ cup minced crystallized ginger
  15. 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  16. Garnish: dark chocolate shavings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170°.
  2. In the work bowl of a food processor, add pecans and almonds; pulse until chopped. Add ¼ cup honey, vanilla, dates, salt, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and butter, and process until finely chopped. Spread in a thin layer on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until crispy, about 3 hours. Let cool, and cut into 3-inch squares.
  3. Reduce oven to 250°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine sweet potato, apple cider, remaining ½ cup honey, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and remaining ¼ teaspoon cinnamon; process until smooth. Stir in crystallized ginger. Transfer to prepared baking dish, and cook 1 hour. Stir well, and cook
  5. 30 minutes more. Let cool to room temperature.
  6. Increase oven to 300°. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread a 1⁄2-inch layer of sweet potato butter on each
  7. cracker. Top with marshmallows, and place on prepared baking sheet; bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, and serve.
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The 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest Winners

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B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash
Grand Prize Winner
B.L.T Sweet Potato Hash
Peter Crouth, Plantsville, Connecticut

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Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Frozen Winner
Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Karen McGowan, Houston, Texas

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Professional Winner
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Brian Karam, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Student Winner
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Adrian Vazquez, Chicago, Illinois

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Sweet Potato S’mores
Canned Winner
Sweet Potato S’mores
Michele Carl, Masonville, Colorado
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Fresh Winner
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Samantha Foglesong, New Orleans, Louisiana

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