As I sit here at work, I thought I would share a long time favorite recipe of mine with you. While it is certainly sweet enough to be a dessert, I usually serve it with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Leave a comment and let me know if you have good results making it for your family...
Jennie and I are both working a full day today (yuck). But, so far, so good. It has been an unusually, quiet morning. Merry Christmas to everyone!
Drum roll please....
Sweet Potato Casserole
1 large can of Sweet Potatoes drained and smashed *
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 stick Butter/margarine (4 tsp)
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
Mix the ingredients above together in a bowl. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish.
In separate bowl, mix the following ingredients:
(This is the topping)
1 Cup Brown Sugar packed
1/3 Cup Flour
1 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 stick melted butter/margarine (4 tsp)
Sprinkle the topping evenly over casserole. This even layer should fully cover the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until topping is nice and brown.
* NOTE: Try to avoid the can of Sweet Potatoes in "Heavy Syrup". This recipe is already "sweet" enough! hehehe If you cannot find the non-Heavy Syrup variety, be sure to rinse them well in a colander and drain completely.
One year I forgot to drain the sweet potatoes AND I used the Heavy Syrup variety! Oh Lord, they were not only soupy, but face scrunchingly sweet. Not a good way to win over family and friends (unless they are sugar-aholics).
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