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Heavenly Yam Delight

Heavenly Yam DelightRecipe courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (29-ounce) can yams (sweet potatoes) drained, or 2 cups fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and cut into chunks
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup, plus 2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
7 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (8-ounce) package fat free cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container fat free frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, pecans and margarine. Press into bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and 2/3 cup powdered sugar until creamy. Fold in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.
  4. In mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, and cinnamon until smooth. Spread over cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 205; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 118mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.