We had Christmas dinner with LeGreg's family, and I wanted to contribute. I found a couple recipes that I could semi- make ahead of time and could HOPEFULLY not screw up.
I made the potatoes and put them in the dish ahead of time and made the topping and stuck it in some tubberware in the fridge. It made the 2.5 hr drive just fine.
When the potatoes are cooked and soft, combine them with milk, light butter, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mash or puree until smooth.
Spoon into a 9 x 9 or 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly over top. Broil 2 minutes or until sugar melts, careful not to burn. Let it stand until the melted sugar hardens (about 5 minutes).
Holy crap. The little hint of cinnamon and nutmeg in this? And the BRULEE? SO GOOD!! These were absolutely delicious and will for sure be made again.