Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cooking Simplified: Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is just two days away...can you believe it? Where has the year gone?
It seems to me that the older I get, the more quickly time is passing by, and here we are on yet another Holiday season. In all honesty though, this is my favorite time of year, so I'm actually really looking quite forward to it...as always. :)

Now, one of my absolute favorite things about the Holiday Season is all the delicious food associated with this time of year. I am once again looking for new dishes to prepare for family and friends, as I'm sure many of you do, as well. That is why I am sharing a recipe that I have posted each year since 2010...one that is so incredibly delicious that I am posting it again this year!

The recipe comes from the kitchen of my sister's mother-in-law, and is a different take on
Sweet Potato Casserole that is absolutely decadent...sort of more like a dessert, you could say.
My boys absolutely LOVE this dish, and needless to say are thrilled that we will be having it for Thanksgiving again this year. I am sharing it with you all in case you are looking for something new to make this Holiday season, too. :)


Ingredients:

2 Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs Beaten
3/4 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Juice from the Sweet Potatoes
1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and boil the sweet potatoes, saving the needed juice before draining, then mash. (Two or three large ones should yield 2 cups). Mix all ingredients together, pour into a medium-size casserole dish, and bake for 20 minutes.

Topping Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Crushed Corn Flakes
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Stick Melted Butter

Mix the ingredients together, spread over the baked casserole, and place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.



This recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled as I have on occasion since it's one of my family's favorites). I even put part of the leftover casserole into a graham cracker pie crust and served it cold with cool whip as dessert on the weekend.


Incredibly decadent and delicious...your family & friends will love it! :)



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