Orange Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I love Sweet Potatoes, prepared any way you serve them. I also make a Orange Glazed Candied Sweet Potato, so I decided to make my regular sweet Potato casserole into one flavored with Orange.

I love the flavor that oranges add to sweet potatoes, so this is my newly created recipe, that is off the charts in my opinion

The nutty topping with brown sugar really does add lots of crunchy texture. My neighbor said she had never had them with Nuts, butter & brown Sugar, only butter, Marshmallows & brown sugar. She said she loved this version and preferred it better than her old recipe. Try it.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 lb
sweet potatoes, peeled & cooked till tender
1/2 c
evaporated milk
3/4 c
orange juice( i used tropicana)
1 c
sugar
1 c
light brown sugar
1 stick
butter, melted
1/3 c
flour, (cake flour, white lily or wondra)
4 large
eggs room temperature
1/4 c
grated orange zest
1 Tbsp
vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
2 tsp
orange extract
1 1/2 tsp
nutmeg or to your taste
3/4 tsp
cinnamon or to your taste

PRALINE TOPPING

1 c
brown sugar, light
1/2 c
flour, all purpose
1 stick
butter, softened (half cup)
1 c
chopped nuts of your choice ( i used pecans)

Step-By-Step

1Boil sweet potatoes till tender. When cooled enough to handle peel if not already. Then add to a large bowl.
2Add melted butter, & blend into potatoes. Or cut butter into pieces and add while potatoes are still hot.
3Mash potatoes to combine with butter.
4Add eggs and beat or mix till blended.
5Add milk, cinnamon, nutmeg & orange juice, & blend together.
6Combine vanilla bean paste, orange extract together in small cup along with orange zest, then stir to mix, and pour into sweet potato mixture & blend together.
7Beat potatoes with mixer, and remove any strings that wrap around the beaters from the potatoes. See picture. Repeat if needed.
8Add the flour, and beat to blend.
9Spray a 9X13X2 inch casserole dish with non stick cooking spray, and pour in potato mixture, Smooth out top.
10Prepare the topping by combining all of the topping ingredients in a medium size bowl. Then blend together till mixture is combined & crumbly.
11Sprinkle topping over top of potatoes, & bake in a preheated 350 degrees F. oven for about 45 minutes or until potatoes are hot & bubbly. Allow to cook at least about 15 minutes to come together before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American