Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
One of many sweet potato casserole recipes. I think this is my favorite.
- 1 (28 ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1⁄2-1 cup butter
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2-1 cup butter, melted
- Drain liquid from potatoes, place potatoes in lg bowl and mix well.
- Mixture will be runny.
- Add next 6 ingredients and mix until well blended.
- Pour in baking dish.
- Top with mixture of: brown sugar, pecans, flour, melted margarine.
- Bake 350°F uncovered 45 minutes.
Wow! This was a surprise. I used 5 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed, instead of the canned sweet potatoes. The recipe does not state what size baking dish to use so I used a large corning ware casserole dish. The mixture had a soup consistancy and my whole family was skeptical about what would actually come out of the oven. The topping tastes like pralines after it is cooked and the casserole rises and is fluffy and delicious. We will definately make this again.
This was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving table!!! The casserole was sweet, buttery, and crunchy. I chose to use the 1/2 cup of butter (in both parts of the recipe) rather than the 1 cup, and I can't imagine having used more than that amount. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13-inch baking dish. This casserole is definetly going to be sitting on my table for Christmas dinner!
It seems like every year I try new sweet potato recipes trying to find the perfect recipe. I have found some pretty good recipes but never the perfect one...until now. I had more compliments on this dish at Christmas than ever before and I adored them too. I didn't see how one can of sweet potatoes was going to make 20 servings, but I'm sure it came close (at least if you take into count how many huge second helpings most everyone had!) I made the recipe the day before, mashing everything together with a potato masher, and refrigerated it overnight. The next day I added the topping and baked it. It came out wonderfully well. I don't like to change up recipes before I try the original one and I am very pleased to say I don't need to change a thing about this one. Some may find it overly sweet...but no one at my table thought it was, although some did eat it as a dessert too. LOL This will probably end my quest for the perfect holiday sweet potato dish...and it was easy too!!! Thanks, Lali.