Giving Thanks

sweet potatoes

 Thanksgiving around the corner

Recently I asked ladies to send me their comments to Coffee at LuLu’s Facebook about what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving Season.   I received lots of great comments and all resonating the same theme…thankfulness for both God and family.   As we take a moment to reflect on giving thanks this holiday season, I thought I would post this special sweet potato pumpkin cups recipe for you to create as a compliment to your turkey, dressings and pies!   It takes no time at all to pull together with a beautiful table setting showcasing one creative element that shouts “You’re Special” Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Cups Ingredients:  small pumpkins with insides scooped and cleaned, 3 cups fresh sweet potatoes mashed, 1 cup fresh pineapple, 1/4 cup orange juice, 3 tbsp. butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 egg beaten, 2 tsp. cinnamon, pinch of salt.

Pecan Topping: 1 cup chopped pecans,3 tbs. butter,1/3 cup brown sugar,1/3 cup light corn syrup.

For the pumpkins:

Mash sweet potatoes along with rest of ingredients, fill pumpkins with sweet potato mixture and transfer to baking sheet.  Bake at 375 until tops brown about 45 minutes.

For the topping, toast pecans in a pan on medium heat and gently add butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.

When pumpkins are ready, top with pecan mixture, place pumpkins in a pretty dish or bowl and enjoy!


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