Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole

Here's my recipe for Pastor Mac's Ann and anyone else who gags at the thought of marshmallows on top of sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.

It's a bit like having a slice of pie along with your turkey and dressing. But hey, sweet potatoes are vegetables, right? No guilt, then!

Sweet Potato Pecan Crunch Casserole (also great with walnuts)

With mixer, whip together (like mashed potatoes) and pour into greased 9X13" pan:

4-6 medium yams, boiled, peeled and still warm (I like the sweet potato mixture to be a little deeper so I use 6)
1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 c. honey or brown sugar (I use honey)
3 eggs (4 if you use 6 yams)

Topping:

Cut together and sprinkle over sweet potatoes:

1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. nuts

Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.

I like this recipe because you really can't mess it up. I've doubled it, tripled it, left out ingredients, and it still comes out. Who needs stress on holidays?

Happy baking!

11 comments:

Katrina said...

Yummmm. That sounds delicious. Just copied it and added it to my "holiday recipes" file. Thanks!

Rachel said...

That recipe is almost exactly like my sweet potato souffle that I make and I do use walnuts. I might just have to try your variation. :) Have a beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious and reminds me of a dish my friend made and I never got the recipe from her. I am adding this one to my Thanksgiving menu!!!

Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Anne said...

Love this stuff! Please bring it to every holiday we get together...OR ELSE!

Faith said...

Sounds delish! i might give this a try!

Lauren said...

Yep, this one sounds really good. I will try it and I even like the marshmallows.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Thanks a bunch Katherine! I love sweet potatoes so I'll definitely be trying this one out.

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love sweet potatoes so we will have to try this one.

Chrissy said...

This is the way I always make sweet potatoes. It's a southern tradition during the holidays...

Anonymous said...

This was a big hit at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. Thank you so much for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks..this dish was delicious. Not too sweet, just right. I made it for my wife today for Easter. Thanks again! Mark