Sweet Potato Casserole
2-1/4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large), peeled and cubed
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl; mash. Cool slightly. Stir in the egg whites, syrup and vanilla. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with apricots and cherries. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160° and the fruits are heated through. Makes 8 servings.