Recipe: Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé

Recipe: Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé
Thelma Moore's sweet potato souffle (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé

Total time:


45 minutes


8 to 10


Shared by Thelma's daughter, Valerie. She uses drained canned sweet potatoes.

2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup milk

3/4 cup (1½ sticks) butter, melted and divided

3/4 cup crushed corn flakes

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup brown sugar

1. Heat

the oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl,

whisk together the mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk until thoroughly combined. Whisk in half (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) of the melted butter.

3. Pour

the mixture into a shallow, 2-quart casserole and bake for 20 minutes.

4. While the sweet potatoes are baking,

assemble the topping. In a medium bowl, combine the corn flakes, pecans, brown sugar and remaining (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) melted butter.

5. After 20 minutes,

sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove and cool slightly before serving.

Each of 10 servings: 348 calories; 4 grams protein; 42 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 20 grams fat; 10 grams saturated fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 31 grams sugar; 63 mg sodium.