Friday, December 11, 2009

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a family favorite that has been passed down through my family for years. My mother made this for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and after I got married, it soon became a tradition at my holiday meals, as well.

Now, this is my son-in-law's absolute favorite dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas. He doesn't really care what else we're having, "as long as we're having Sweet Potato Casserole"! (Even my son with a Gluten allergy and egg allergy loves this when I substitute egg replacer for the eggs and rice flour for the all-purpose flour!)

I always save mine for last on my dinner plate because this is pretty much like eating dessert! Hope your family enjoys as much as mine does!

3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
3/4 - 1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup milk


2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup melted margarine or butter

** See note below

Drain sweet potatoes and pour into medium mixing bowl. Mash potatoes thoroughly with a fork or potato masher.

Add sugar and eggs to mashed potatoes.

Add vanilla flavoring, melted butter or margarine and milk to potato mixture.

Pour into desired size of butter greased baking dish or casserole dish. Set aside while you mix topping ingredients.

Pour brown sugar, flour, chopped pecans and melted butter or margarine in medium mixing bowl.

Mix with fork until well-blended.

Spoon mixture over top of potatoes in baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

**Note: I double the amounts of topping ingredients if using a 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish because there is a bigger surface area to cover and you want to have enough of this delicious crunchy topping so that you get some in every bite.



Heather said...

looks and sounds delicious!

Terri said...

I have been helping with our church's Christmas dinners for the Prison Ministry the last few years. We have cooked 3 so far this year. My favorite job is making mass quantities of this topping!! But I couldn't figure out how to convert the recipe down to normal proportions. I can't wait to try your recipe! Blessings! said...

Merry X-mas and a better 2010 for dear all!

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