20 November 2013

Holiday Appetizer From Chef Grant Actatz: Sweet Potato Toppers

Chef Grant Actatz's Sweet Potato Toppers

From Denny:  This is a sweet appetizer to enjoy for the holiday season while the turkey is roasting.  Because it is sweet potato it will hold over those rumbling stomachs waiting for the feast.

This appetizer is so simple as it is a sweetened whipping cream and sweet potato mixture topped off with bourbon soaked raisins rolled in spices like cinnamon and ginger with a bit of brown sugar.

With the cracker of your choice (make sure it is strong enough to hold this mixture as sweet potatoes are heavy) just spread with the back of a spoon - or pipe like icing - some of the sweet potato mixture onto the cracker.  Then place the bourbon soaked and spice-sugar rolled raisins on top all in a row.  Simple, easy and serve immediately!

Nutrition facts follow after recipe.  Good news:  very low in sodium per serving.

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Chef Grant Actatz's Sweet Potato Toppers

Chef Grant Actatz's Sweet Potato Toppers

Servings:  20
From:  Kellogg's
Preparation Time:  40 minutes


4 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 1-3/4 lb. total)
3/4 cup bourbon or orange juice
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
Crackers Keebler™ Town House Toppers™ Original


1. In large saucepan combine cream, granulated sugar and salt. Add potatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

2. Drain potatoes. Place potatoes in food processor bowl. Cover and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan combine bourbon and raisins. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Let stand for 1 hour.

4. Drain raisins. Pat lightly with paper towels.

5. In shallow dish combine brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Add raisins. Stir until coated.

6. Generously spread sweet potato mixture on crackers. Top each with 3 or 4 raisins.

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