Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

This is a true Southern recipe, right from the heart of Dixie. Miss Mary says she doubles the recipe for big family dinners and bakes it in a 13 x 9" baking dish. I'll post the smaller recipe that uses a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and let you decide how much you need to make. =^..^=

Shhh... There's a Top Secret shortcut in Step 2, if you're in a rush. Then you just have to make & add the topping before baking. Remember, it's our little secret...

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 stick
butter or margarine, melted
3
cooked sweet potatoes, about the size for 1 cup each (**see the top secret note in step 2.)
1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

FOR THE TOPPING:

1/3 stick
butter or margarine, melted
1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
1/3 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
chopped pecans (& a few pecan halves for decorating, optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish with cooking spray.
2In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Next, add & lightly mash the sweet potatoes with the mixer beaters. Then add the sugar, beaten eggs, salt, milk, and vanilla extract and beat with the mixer until well-blended. Spoon into the prepared casserole dish.

TOP SECRET: If you're rushed for time, buy a 32 oz. microwavable container of sweet potatoes and spoon into the casserole dish, then add the topping. We won't tell! =^..^=
3For the topping, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Then add the brown sugar, flour, & chopped pecans and mix together with a fork.
4Pour or spoon the topping over the sweet potato mixture...
5...and spread evenly. I usually also toss a few pecan halves on top, just for "pretty." (They are in the next photo.)
6Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 35 minutes. The topping should be golden brown.
7NOTE: The 15 minutes of prep time listed above doesn't include cooking the sweet potatoes before beginning the recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian