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Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

Candied Sweet Potato CasseroleThis recipe for a Candied Sweet Potato Casserole has become a regular side dish at dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas in our family. I wasn’t sure whether to call it “Sweet Potato Bake,” “Candied Sweet Potatoes,” or “Sweet Potato Casserole.” Because I couldn’t decide between the three, combining the names seemed logical to me…and so that is what I did!

I received this recipe from my brother-in-law, whose mom has made it for years. This recipe is enough for a 2-quart baking dish so if you are wanting to make a 9″ x 13″ size I would recommend doubling the recipe that is posted. This Candied Sweet Potato Casserole is a great accompaniment to any holiday dinner. So, if you are looking for a side dish to add to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, I invite you to try making and adding this sweet side to your menu. Happy dreaming, cooking, family and friend time, and eating…enjoy! -Shelley.

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
*Fits a 2 quart casserole dish, or a 9″ x 9″ dish
*Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
*Bake time: 45-55 minutes

3 c cold, mashed sweet potatoes
1 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/2 c butter, melted
3 eggs
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla

Topping:
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/4 c flour
2 T cold butter

In a large mixing bowl combine mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, melted butter, eggs, salt and vanilla. Mix well to combine.

Tip: sweet potatoes can be cooked, mashed and frozen in specific quantities making cooking your favorite recipes that much easier!  Just take out of the freezer and thaw in fridge the night before it is needed!

Tip: sweet potatoes can be cooked, mashed and frozen in specific quantities making cooking your favorite recipes that much easier! Just take out of the freezer and thaw in fridge the night before it is needed!

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In a separate mixing bowl add brown sugar, pecans, flour and cold butter. Using a pastry cutter {or a fork} cut butter into the mixture and make sure everything is well combined.

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Grease a 2-quart baking dish and pour sweet potato mixture into greased dish.

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Evenly sprinkle pecan topping over the sweet potatoes.

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Bake uncovered in a 325 degree oven for 45-55 minutes.

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Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

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2 thoughts on “Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Glad you like the recipe!! It’s better that the sweet potato-marshmallow recipe I grew up with. Keep up the good work! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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    • Mary- Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! We had an early Thanksgiving dinner tonight with Jeff, Loida and their family. We made these sweet potatoes and another one with marshmallows as well. Both are good, but I like the crunchy topping with the nuts!

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