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laura's sweet potato casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Given to me by my sister-in-law, Laura Gwaltney. Our family's Christmas wouldn't be the same without this delicious dish! Guaranteed to disappear quickly.

(1 rating)
yield 12 -15
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For laura's sweet potato casserole

  • 3 c
    mashed sweet potatoes (about 8 med. potatoes)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 2
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 1 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    butter, cold

How To Make laura's sweet potato casserole

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add sweet potatoes. Cook about 40 minutes or until done; drain and peel.
  • 2
    Mash with electric mixer until fairly smooth. Mix first five ingredients together and place into a 9x13-in. baking pan.
  • 3
    Mix topping ingredients together and cut in the butter.
  • 4
    Sprinkle on top of potatoes and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Serve with turkey, ham, chicken, pork, whatever you like. Makes a wonderful holiday dish!
  • 6
    My sister-in-law, Laura Lee Gwaltney, who shared this recipe with me. Every year at Christmas she makes this for our large family and there is never a spoonful left over.