The Not So Sweet Potato Casserole

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


6 sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled
6 Tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs, whisked
1 tsp rum extract
1/2 c sweetened condensed milk
zest of one orange
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2/3 c chopped pecans or walnuts

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Sherry Peyton Recipe
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Las Cruces, NM (pop. 97,618)
Member Since Jul 2011
Sherry's notes for this recipe:
My family may be one of ten who really doesn't like the marshmallowy, brown sugary cloying sweetness of most sweet potato casseroles. So if you would like a more savory approach, read on. If you like this recipe, so others on my website:
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We really like the more savory taste of this sweet potato casserole.  It would pair so well with any holiday meal!


Mash the potatoes by hand and then add the balance of the ingredients, or place all in a mixer and mix until all incorporated.
Just before baking, cover the top with the chopped pecans. Place in a 350 oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Keep covered during the baking.

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user Helen McBride maxnme1 - Mar 19, 2012
I am like your family and don't care for too sweet, sweet potato casserole. Can't wait to try this.
user Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton - Mar 20, 2012
It turned out quite nicely Helen. It had some sweetness, but it was more the potato than the sugar. We really liked it as an alternative to just baking the potatoes in the oven and eating them like a regular baked potato.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 4, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 4, 2012
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user J C Walling JCLIKESTOEAT - Mar 7, 2013
This sounds very rich and not so sweet. My sister won't eat the sweetish type of sweet potato so maybe she would like this. Anyway, I am going to try it out on her.

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