Saturday, November 20, 2010

Do you like Sweet Potato Casserole?

  Mr. Howard LOVES it...I mean, love, love, LOVES it and I don't...BUT I love any excuse to cook and try new things. We found Ruth's Chris famous recipe (if you like marshmallows in yours, you probably won't like this isn't that kind of sweet potato casserole) and recreated it tonight as a test run for Thanksgiving. I think we found the perfect dish!! Mom, if you're reading this...we'll be bringing this dish on Thursday (a fresh batch, don't worry). We found the recipe HERE. I HIGHLY recommend trying this. Mr. Howard said it tastes EXACTLY like the restaurant version.

Yield: 12 side-dish servings or 9 dessert servings
 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, divided

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (see note)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, well beaten

  1. Make the topping. In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, pecans and 1/4 cup melted butter. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter. Use a hand mixer to combine thoroughly; continue beating until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Pour sweet potato mixture into a buttered 9-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with topping.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, until topping is lightly browned and crunchy. Let cool 15 to 30 minutes before serving. (Topping remains very hot.)

Per side-dish serving: 310 calories; 14g fat; 6g saturated fat; 55mg cholesterol; 3g protein; 44g carbohydrate; 31g sugar; 3g fiber; 85mg sodium; 45mg calcium.

Note: To make 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes, boil, bake or microwave about 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 potatoes) until tender. When cool enough to handle, peel and then mash with a pastry blender or potato masher.


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I made this for Thanksgiving today and it was wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, everyone loved it!

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I'm so glad you liked it!

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