Sweet Potato Casserole
- 1 small sweet potato baked, cooled, and mashed to make 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 medium summer squash halved, seeded, baked and mashed to make 1 cup
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash allspice
- 1 dash cloves
- 1/2 cup Splenda
- 1 teaspoon brown Sugar Twin
- 4 drops yellow fod color (optional)
- 1 drop red food color (optional)
- Low-carb marshmallows for topping (see Marshmallows And Marshmallow Crème recipe)
Prepare sweet potato and squash to their recipe ready condition as listed above. Ingredients should be room temperature. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9- to 12-inch casserole dish.
In large mixing bowl, stir together mashed sweet potato, pumpkin, and mashed squash (any summer squash is acceptable here). If some lumps remain, don't worry about it -- they add a little character to the dish!
In a separate bowl beat eggs with xanthan gum, Splenda and Brown Sugar Twin. Add heavy cream and mix (with hand mixer) until well mixed and beginning to thicken.
Add egg/cream mixture to sweet potato mixture and stir by hand to mix lightly. Add salt, spices and food color (if you wish to use it). Mix to distribute. You may wish to taste here for your sweetness and spice preference. If more is needed, add it now.
Spoon mixture into buttered casserole dish and smooth to even out. Cut remainder of 1/2 stick butter (after using some to butter dish) into thin pats and distribute them over top of casserole. Optionally, you can sprinkle a bit of extra cinnamon on top.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until browned at edges and cracking a bit. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before sprinkling with marshmallows.
This recipe yields 6 servings; 6.5 carb grams per serving; 40 grams carbs (allowing for fiber) in entire recipe.
You can top this dish with artificially sweetened meringue instead of marshmallows if you prefer. If you use meringue, give the dish a few moments under the broiler to brown the meringue tips before serving.