November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015-Sweet Potato Casserole

The end of November to the end of December is officially my favorite time of year.  Oh, I like summer.  And October.  And don’t even get me started on Fall. But, yes, I’m one of those “Christmas People” that people bitch about on Facebook starting sometimes around Halloween. I cannot wait for Christmas.  I love everything about it. I love the trees and the lights and the presents and the cookies and the “very special episodes” of my favorite shows.  I work hard to wring every single bit of fun out of the Christmas season.

But, this week I’m talking about Thanksgiving.

First, if this is your first year making a turkey, I want to reassure you that they’re really not difficult at all to make.  They’re big.  They’re (sometimes) expensive. But, they’re not difficult.

Next, I want to take about this great little sweet potato casserole recipe that is super easy and inexpensive to make and tastes delicious.  It happens to be a “knock off” recipe from a sweet potato casserole featured at a famous steak house.  I’ve never been to know whether or not that’s true, but  I can say this buttery, nutty sweet casserole is a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner.

Yes, that’s a crust made from brown sugar and pecans.

Sweet Potato Casserole
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 can of sweet potatoes
  • .5 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3c sugar
  • crust:
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/4c flour
  • 1/2 c chopped pecan
  • .5 stick of melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter a casserole dish
  3. Dump drained sweet potatoes, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into buttered casserole dish.
  5. Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans.
  6. Spread over top of sweet potatoes
  7. Bake for 30 minutes

This is one of those dishes that can be plopped into the oven with other items and cook at their temperature.  If you’re cooking at a higher temperature watch to be sure it doesn’t burn and reduce the cooking time.  This is a great, sweet dish to add to the more savory Thanksgiving offerings and if you’re looking for a budget conscious side dish, this is a great choice.

Enjoy!

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