PARTNER POST: Reinvent classic potato dishes to create a new holiday tradition. This year, forget the tried and true recipes and show off your cooking skills with a twist on an old favorite.
Sweet potato gnocchi is filled with a plum jam and served with crème anglaise and a crumble topping. A delightful winter dessert.
By Amanda Powell
There is nothing I love more than holiday traditions. I also love to try and mix things up and try something new each year. I love to come up with a unique recipe we make each year just a little bit different and just that much more memorable. This year, I decided to make my sweet plum jam gnocchi with a vanilla bean creme anglaise.
I did not just come up with sweet gnocchi… it is something my friend’s Italian mother used to make for her during the winter months and it is amazing.
The gnocchi is very lightly sweetened with a bit of sugar and cinnamon, and filled with jam. Then a velvety creme anglaise is poured on top with fresh berries and a light crumble on top for some crunch. It’s glorious!
The gnocchi ends up taking on a bit of a tapioca texture and flavor, which I love. The jam and fruit add even more sweetness and freshness to the dish and the crumble on top is absolutely necessary to give you an even more satisfying mouthfeel.
My biggest tip is to use Yukon golden potatoes. They have a butteriness that really works here in this recipe. And if you don’t have a potato ricer, no problem! I don’t have one either. You can actually use a cheese grater to “rice” your potatoes.
Click the image above for more delicious ways to feature potatoes during the holidays. Or, check out the Danish potato recipe below for more inspiration.
Amanda is a self-taught baker and photographer. Her passion for food began when she started college in London and was able to experience authentic food from across Europe. She loves being in the kitchen with her daughter and developing her skills in the kitchen.