Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

In honor of Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I'd post one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes...sweet potato casserole! Warning: You may want to eat this until you make yourself sick. And then you'll probably want to eat some more.

Ingredients:

Filling:
4 c sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 c milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Topping:
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c flour
3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional if you're not in to that kind of thing.)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Put sweet potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water. Cook over medium high heat until tender (Poke them with a fork to test, don't stick your fingers in there. Trust me, it will burn you.) Drain, peel, and mash.

2.In a large bowl (probably the same one you mashed the potatoes in, since they're already in there), mix sweet potatoes, eggs, salt, 4 tbsp butter, milk, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Pour into greased 13x9 dish.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and the flour. Cut in the 3 tbsp butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle this over the sweet potato mixture.

4. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.

5. Try your best to wait until Thanksgiving dinner to dig in. If resisting is not possible, CAREFULLY transfer the rest of the casserole to a smaller dish so as to avoid being judged by your family/guests at Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! This makes me even more excited for Thanksgiving!

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