Friday, November 17, 2006

Foodie Friday-Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a recipe I cut out of the newspaper several years ago. I make it every Thanksgiving. It's so fattening, so toe curling sweet, but tastes so good, there is never any left over. I have changed it (like halved the amount of butter) and perfected it to our liking here.

Sweet Potato Casserole
The recipe says this serves 8, but honestly I think it's really about 5-6

1 40 ounce can sweet potatoes (or fresh, boiled and mashed)
2/3 cups butter, melted (divided use)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut shredded
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tablespoon flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees-butter a large casserole dish

In a large mixing bowl, mash potatoes and add 1/3 cup butter, white sugar, eff and vanilla. Beat til smooth and pour into the greased casserole (I can remember what size, I just eyeball it).

In a medium bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, 1/3 cup melted buter, nuts and flour to make topping.

Spread topping over sweet potatoes and bake for 20-30 minutes til topping is slightly browned.


Faye said...

I'm baaaack....
Sound's great!

Melissa said...

Yummy! I love me some sweet potato casserole! We put lots of mini marshmallows on top of ours.

I've posted pumpkin and raisin custard for today. Equally yummy!

DKM said...

Yum-Yum-Yum! Came over from Kusine's blog.

KnitXcorE said...

Yowza! that sounds tasty!!!!

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