Sweet Potato Souffle with Walnuts

SWEET POTATO SOUFFLE WITH WALNUTS

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

4 cups sweet potatoes cooked and mashed

8 ounces cream cheese

½ cup unsalted butter

2 eggs beaten

¼ cup brown sugar

2 ½ tablespoons dry sherry (optional)

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ cup chopped walnuts

½ teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated, if possible)

PREPARATION

With electric mixer, blend cooked sweet potatoes, cream cheese and unsalted butter.  Add beaten eggs, brown sugar, sherry and salt.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Stir in the walnuts and place mixture in a buttered 9 inch casserole.  Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake at 350 degree F oven for approximately 45 minutes until heated thoroughly.