Mash sweet potatoes with electric mixer. Add apple sauce, egg yolks, syrup, butter, lemon rind, and nutmeg and combine thoroughly. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into greased two-quart baking dish; sprinkle almonds overtop. Bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana