Throw all Those Sweet Potato Casserole Recipes Away

From  Recipes With a Story Series:

 

So I THOUGHT I had the best sweet potato casserole recipe ever.  I’ve made it and shared it with many.  They always complimented me on it.  They often asked for a copy of the recipe. 

Mine was the best, in my mind anyway, until my next door neighbor shared one with me fresh out of her over the other morning.  I took one bite and could not decide whether to have it as a side dish for my meal that night or as the dessert.  It is THE best by far of any of the ones I have ever had or made.    

I quickly asked her if she was willing to share the recipe and she graciously sent it back to me.  She had taken the orginal recipe and altered it to make it a bit healthier. That was even better. 

As soon as I got her e-mail back I promptly took all my other sweet potato casserole recipes and threw them out…wanting to make very sure I didn’t accidentally make one of them in the future.  

So, here it is. 

THE best sweet potato casserole you will even taste anywhere.  If you really want to make it rich, add the alternative ingredients instead of the less fattening ones.  I suspect it can’t get any better than this, but give it a go if you want that extra fat. 

I’m calling this one: 

Sue’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Topping Mixture:

1 cup brown sugar ( light brown – dark brown will burn)

1/3 cup flour

1 cup pecans chopped – can use other nuts

1/3 stick butter – melted

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.

 

Sweet Potato Mixture

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes – I used the new fresh frozen sweet potatoes in a bag fresh or frozen potatoes  with no syrup added.  You just cook in microwave 12 minutes and mash.  They are in the frozen food section with french fries, etc.

1 cup white gran. sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, well beaten – I used egg beaters

1stick butter – melted.

Combine ingredients in order listed.  Mix well.

 

Pour sweet potato mixture into buttered baking dish – I used baking spray.

Sprinkle the surface with topping mixture – covering the entire top.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

I turned mine after 20 minutes to keep one side from getting too brown on top.

My wish for you today is that you appreciate the kindnesses of neightbors who take the time to make something special for you over the holidays.  Maybe you will even put your creative cooking skills to the test this holiday and take a tasty treat to your neighbor or friends. 

~ Joellen

 

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