Classic Sweet Potato Casserole

Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
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Servings Yield: 1 casserole
Ingredients
Directions

Ingredients

3 cups sweet potatoes (mashed and cooled)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed, divided)
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup butter (melted, divided)
1/3 cup flour
4 ounces pecans (chopped, 1 cup)

Nutrition

Guidelines (per serving) 591 Calories 33g Fat 68g Carbs 9g Protein Nutrition Facts Servings: 1 Casserole (8 Servings) Amount per serving Calories 591 % Daily Value* Total Fat 33g 43% Saturated Fat 14g 69% Cholesterol 163mg 54% Sodium 279mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 68g 25% Dietary Fiber 5g 16% Protein 9g Calcium 156mg 12% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).
Butter a 2-quart casserole or baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes with 1 cup of the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Blend thoroughly and spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In another bowl combine the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the flour, the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter, and the chopped pecans.
Sprinkle the pecan topping mixture over the top of the sweet potato casserole.
Bake the casserole for 35 to 40 minutes, until the filling is hot and the topping has browned.
Serve and enjoy!

Notes

To make the cooked, cooled, and mashed sweet potatoes, peel three large or four medium sweet potatoes, cut them into 1-inch slices, and put them in a saucepan. Cover them with water, bring to a boil, and lower the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender. Drain, mash, and let them cool slightly before using in the recipe. To make this dish ahead, prepare the sweet potato filling the day before. Transfer to the prepared baking dish, cover, and refrigerate. You may also prepare the topping in a separate bowl, and cover and refrigerate it. Take the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Spread with the topping and bake as directed. Recipe Variations Marshmallow Topping: Omit the pecan topping and bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Top with about three to four cups of mini marshmallows. Return to the oven for 10 minutes longer, or until the marshmallows are lightly browned. Pecan and Marshmallow Topping: Reduce the pecan topping ingredients by about half and sprinkle all around the edge of the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, then fill the center in with about two to three cups of miniature marshmallows. Continue baking for 10 more minutes, or until the marshmallows are lightly browned. Coconut Pecan Topping: Combine 1 cup chopped pecans, 3/4 to 1 cup flaked coconut, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Stir until the mixture is crumbly and sprinkle it over the sweet potato filling.