This creamy yam casserole has been handed down for generations. I have taken the honor of serving this family favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas. With one mixing bowl, ingredients are mixed all together, poured into a casserole dish, topped with brown sugar, flour, and butter to make a crunchy caramelized top. This recipe can be made a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator either before or after baking time. I've had people tell me they "don't like yams" until they taste this one!
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Sweet potato casserole is a staple holiday side and this easy recipe is delish. It's sweet enough, some may consider it a dessert. Using canned yams means it can be made in no time (and as V points out it can be prepped the day before). The casserole part is buttery, creamy, and sweet. We loved the streusel. Once it slightly cools, it creates a yummy sugary topping. This is going to become a must-make holiday side dish.
Preheat oven if cooking right away 350 F. Prep 9x13 or 9x9 (for thicker casserole) by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
Casserole: With a mixer, mix drained yams, eggs, sugar, vanilla, milk, and butter until combined. Pour into the casserole dish.
Topping: Combine brown sugar, flour, and softened butter. Blend until crumbly.
Sprinkle on top.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes: For a caramelized topping, once golden brown, turn oven to Broil and watch closely. Broil roughly 3 minutes. The top with caramelize in minutes. Once out of the oven it will set creating a sweet crunchy topping while cooling.
If making ahead, refrigerate, bring to room temperature before baking as stated above.
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