Bake Together-Caramelized Pecan Sweet Potato Skillet Souffle
This months Bake Together with Abby Dodge is a skillet souffle, Abby’s beautiful caramelized pear souffle was the base recipe and as always we are given creative license to make it our own, I used the basic recipe switching pecans for pears and sweet potato puree for the mascarpone, I made a few other little tweaks to the recipe and I must say this is like a super light pecan pie. It was not without mishaps, I had to make it three times, the first time I burnt the pecans (multi tasking doesn’t work when you have time sensitive food on the stove) the second time I didn’t burn the pecans but I caramelized the pecans in the brown sugar and found that when the souffle was done the brown sugar and pecans turned to hard candy, it was overcooked. To remedy this I roasted the pecans in the butter, added the brown sugar, syrup and rum and just let it sit until I was ready to put the souffle in the pan. This yielded the gooey caramel sauce i wanted.
I just want to give a shameless plug for Abby’s new book, Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets I made her triple threat chocolate squares and they are so good, rich and fudgy I recommend you get this book, I want to make every single recipe.
Sweet caramel pecans
In a (very clean) medium bowl ( you can use a stand mixer, if you’d like. I did.), beat the egg whites with an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on medium speed until the whites are frothy, 30 – 45
seconds. Increase the speed to to medium high and beat until the whites are very foamy and barely soft peaks. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, increase the speed to high. Continue beating until the peaks are glossy and
form soft, floppy peaks (see pic above). Scrape the beaten whites into the yolk mixture and gently fold until just blended.
Heat the skillet (with the pecans) over medium low heat. Gently pour/scrape the souffle mixture into the skillet and smooth the top. Reduce heat to low and cook until the edges begin to look dry, 3 to 4 minutes.
Using a potholder, slide the skillet into the oven and bake until the top is puffed, golden brown and the center springs back when lightly pressed, 5 to 7 minutes. Working quickly and using potholders (the
handle is super hot), move the skillet to a wire rack (or cool stovetop and dust the souffle with a light coating of confectioners’ sugar. Gently place the serving plate on top of the souffle and invert. Carefully
lift off the skillet. Using a small serrated knife, cut into wedges and serve immediately.
This looks yummy
Thanks so much Barbara, this may make it on the rotation for the holidays. It’s light and really a nice change from pie (love pie but sometimes something light is nice)
Aka I would love to try a skillet soufflé so innovative and delish 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
It is a lovely light dessert, so easy to make. I love souffle and this is an easy and quick way to make it. Thank you so much.
Somehow I missed this. I absolutely love pecans. This looks over the top!
Considering what you are going through I am not surprised. I love pecans and pecan pie is one of my all time favorites, this is kind of like it. thanks so much
Oh my, this is so appealingly delicious! You prepared a masterpiece in a skillet!
Thank you so much!
this looks so delish! Very keen to try…
Thanks so much Jen, can’t go wrong with caramel, pecans and sweet potatoes.
Love pecans and love sweet potatoes! Yummy!! Looks beautiful too!
Thanks so much!
Holy Schmolly! This looks good. I wish I had a slice just about now.
LOL, it has all the elements that I love, sweet potato, pecans and brown sugar. So simple, light and delicious. Thank you so much,
Wow does this look good! I’m very impressed with how well you can make a recipe your own, but I guess it does take some time! Usually when I try, I never get it quite right after many attempts and get up. Once in a while, I get lucky. Glad this turned out–it looks like a roaring success.
I try, it took 3 attempts but I think it turned out nicely. Thank you so much.
make that *give* up.
never made a skillet souffle before – but this like the perfect recipe to start giving a try 🙂 looks wonderful!
never tried a skillet souffle – but this looks like the perfect recipe to start at!
Thank you so much, it’s easy, light and really good. Browsing your website today, thank you for finding me and so glad I found your blog.
i’m very keen on trying it 🙂
thankyou! me too! i’m really looking forward to your next installment – you have a great blog 🙂
Thanks so much, new at this but it is a lot of fun. I look forward to browsing through your blog today. Thank you again,