Aired November 27, 2009
3 tablespoons pumpkin pure
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Salt and pepper
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, optional
Preheat oven to 375F.
Whisk together cream, pumpkin pure, spices, orange juice and zest, salt and pepper.
Grease the bottom of a 10 square baking dish with butter. Arrange an even layer of sweet potatoes on the bottom of the dish and drizzle the top with 3 tablespoons of the cream mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Repeat procedure, pressing down until the potatoes are totally submerged in the cream mixture. Cover the top with cheddar, if using.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30-45 minutes, until cream is absorbed and the top is brown. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.