Friday, November 23, 2018

Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

I remember making this a few years ago, I though I had blogged about it but I guess not!

I decided to add it to our Thanksgiving meal rather than mashed potatoes and gravy.  It is a Bobby Flay recipe but I added Maple Syrup for a little sweet and spicy element.  If you really want to go over the top add chopped pecans!


2 cups heavy cream
1 heaping tablespoon chipotle pepper puree (I tripled this)
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1/8-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup of real maple syrup


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Whisk together cream, maple syrup and chipotle puree until smooth. 

In a buttered 9 by 9-inch casserole dish, arrange the potatoes in even layers. Drizzle with the cream mixture and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, cream, and salt and pepper till you run out of potatoes.  I had a little cream mixture left over.  You don't it swimming in cream but well covered.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes, remove cover and continue baking for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the cream has been absorbed and the potatoes are cooked through and the top is browned.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fruit Dump Cake

I found a bag of frozen organic fruit in the Freezer, it has been there awhile a long while.  I decided to create a cake, a dump cake plus essentially.  It turned out very delicious and I shared with my Husbands work peeps, they loved it.


Bag of frozen fruit or fresh fruit (enough to cover a 9X13 pan about 3/4 full
2 tbl cornstarch
1/4 cup of sugar or your sweetener of choice, I used Swerve
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of toasted nuts of your choice, chopped (I used walnuts)
1 box of cake mix (I used yellow cake mix)
2 cubes of butter melted
1/8 cup of unsweetened coconut
1 package of cream cheese

Mix the fruit, sweetener, cinnamon, coconut and cornstarch in a bowl

Place the fruit mixture into a 9X13 greased pan

Cut the cream cheese into 1x1 inch pieces and drop all over the mixture

Sprinkle the cake mix all over the fruit mixture, I used about half of a box

Pour the melted butter evenly as possible over the cake mixture, feel free to add pats of butter also

Sprinkle the chopped toasted nuts onto the cake next

Cook at 325 for about an hour, checking at 40 minutes for doneness

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