Watershed Restaurant Sweet Potato Casserole

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by The Mad Slovak

From the Watershed Restaurant (Decatur, GA) recipe page. I saw a food program on TV recently that showed their executive sous-chef making this. It looked so good I decided that I might just include it in my Thanksgiving menu, but so as not to use my dinner guests as guinea pigs, I made it the other day to evaluate. It's going on the menu! Yummy!

Top Tweak by Niza D.

The only thing I "tweak" to make this recipe better is to DOUBLE the crumble topping. After the first time I made it, I realized it would be even more delicious with more crumb topping.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. TO MAKE:.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and put them on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until they are very tender.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool briefly before peeling.
  5. Put the peeled sweet potatoes into the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with beaters or a whip attachment.
  6. Mix the hot sweet potatoes on low speed to begin mashing them.
  7. Add the butter and mix until it is absorbed.
  8. Add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and both sugars and mix until they are thoroughly blended.
  9. Add the lightly beaten eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  10. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add in the heated milk.
  11. When the milk is incorporated, taste carefully for seasoning and add more salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, or sugar as needed.
  12. Thoroughly grease a 9x13x2 inch baking dish with the softened butter and pour the sweet potato mixture into it.
  13. THE TOPPING:.
  14. Put the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into a mixing bowl and mix well.
  15. Use your fingers to work the chilled butter into the mixture until it resembles oatmeal with some large pea size pieces of butter in it.
  16. Stir in the chopped pecans and mix well.
  17. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the sweet potatoes.
  18. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30 to 45 minutes until the topping is golden brown and crisp and the sweet potatoes are set but still slightly loose in the center.
  19. Serve hot.

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