Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Casserole

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to share one of my favorite Holiday Recipes!! I came across this recipe on a couple of years ago and it has become a family favorite. This Sweet Potato Casserole is more of a dessert than a side dish because of the pecan, brown sugar, flour and butter topping. I will guarantee that when you serve this scrumptious casserole that your guests will rave and even those NON-SWEET POTATO EATERS will be IMPRESSED!! I have taken this casserole to a couple of holiday potlucks and I never leave without handing out the recipe. This recipe is very easy to make and doesn't require a lot of effort... Don't you just love recipes like that? I know I do!!
Give this Sweet Potato Casserole recipe a try for your Thanksgiving or Christmas Festivities this year, I promise your guests will be impressed!

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Casserole

3 c. cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
2/3 c. white sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. butter, softened

Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, combine sweet potatoes, white sugar, 1/4 c. margarine, vanilla, milk and beaten eggs. Mix well. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, chopped pecans, flour, and 1/4 c. butter. Mix well. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
*Note* To save yourself some time and relieve some stress during the Holiday Season, you could make this several days before you are ready to serve this dish by covering the dish with tin foil and placing in the freezer. Take out the day before your are ready to serve it and let thaw in fridge. Make sure that it is completely thawed before cooking it in the oven.


Ashlee, The Culinary Queen

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