This is approximately my 105th Thanksgivukkah recipe. Give or take. By now you may be thinking, another combo recipe, when will the madness end?!?!? Well, Thanksgivukkah is tomorrow, so soon enough my friends. Soon enough! Some people want their holidays- and food- separate. It’s kind of like your birthday falling on Cinco de Mayo. Do you have margaritas and cake? It’s almost too much! (Margarita flavored cake? Hmm now there’s an idea!)
Any doubts you may have will subside when you get a load of these suckers. Thanksgiving is nothing without pumpkin pie. And turkey. And gravy. And stuffing. Mmmm stuffing. But mostly pie. Normally I like savory latkes, but these sweet stuffed ones changed my mind!
Stuffed with lots of fall flavors- cinnamon, cloves, and topped with a perfect whipped cream. Pie is so 2012.
- For Pumpkin Pie Filling:
- ⅓ cup cream cheese, softened in the microwave and whisked until smooth
- 1 cup pureed pumpkin (canned or homemade)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar
- For Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup confectioner’s sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- For Latkes:
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, about 1 pound, washed, peeled and shredded with a box grater or food processor
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup high heat oil (canola, vegetable, etc.)
- ½ cup graham crackers, crushed, for garnish
- To make pumpkin pie filling, whisk together cream cheese, pureed pumpkin, seasonings and confectioner’s sugar and set aside.
- To make cinnamon whipped cream, set a large glass or metal bowl and whisk or whisk attachment for a stand mixer in the refrigerator to chill.
- Then pour cream in the bowl and whisk just until soft peaks form. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk until peaks stiffen.
- To make latkes, first, peel and shred the sweet potatoes.
- Using cheesecloth or paper towels, remove as much moisture as possible. The more moisture your remove the crispier your latkes will be.
- Then combine sweet potatoes, eggs, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt together in a medium bowl.
- Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add ½ inch of oil and continue to heat. You know it is hot enough when you drop a bit of the latkes batter and it starts to sizzle.
- Drop about two tablespoons of potato mixture into the oil and flatten them down to form ¼ inch patties. Repeat until pan is full but don't overcrowd.
- Top with a tablespoon of pumpkin pie filling.
- Top with another two tablespoons of potato mixture and flatten together to seal in filling.
- Brown on one side for about three minutes, and then flip and brown the other for three more minutes.
- Place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
- Serve hot with whipped cream and crushed graham cracker crumbs!
This recipe originally appeared on The Jewish Week!