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Nov 13, 2014

The Best Sweet Potatoes

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Some people like dressing, some people are all about green bean casserole, and some people just come for the turkey. I really like it all, but what I look forward to the most are the sweet potatoes. I'm not talking about canned yams topped with melted marshmallows; I crave sweet potatoes baked to fluffy perfection, mashed with butter and sugar, and topped with a crunchy pecan topping. Sweet enough for dessert but served as a side dish: this is the only sweet potato recipe you need.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Serves about 8


For the sweet potatoes:
4 medium sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten

For the topping:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Bake sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for 40-60 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork. Allow potatoes to cool until easy to handle, then peel and mash.

Combine sugar, milk, vanilla, butter and eggs, then stir into the potatoes. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.

Mix topping ingredients and spread evenly over potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

This is one of my favorite dishes ever and one of the first I learned how to make on my own. It couldn't be easier to throw together and it never disappoints. Enjoy!

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