Sweet Potato Casserole Delight

6
Tara Guthrie

By
@TaraCooks

This sweet potato casserole is better than sweet potato pie! The pecan topping is perfect for those who do no like marshmallows in their sweet potato casserole. I always boil fresh sweet potatoes for making this. This makes for longer prep time, but it is well worth it. For an extra special treat, I sometimes substitute some Fiori di Sicilia from King Arthur Flour in place of the vanilla for a vanilla-citrus flavor. This reminds of when my mom used to make sweet potato pies with lemon flavoring in them. Your taste buds will dance! Perfect for the holidays or for anytime!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This sweet potato casserole is certainly a delight! The sweet potatoes are creamy and luscious. The praline topping is crunchy, sweet and nutty, giving you that perfect praline flavor. Put this on the dessert table and no one would know it wasn't a dessert. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
About 8 to 10
Prep:
1 Hr 25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 3 medium)
  • 1 c
    white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine, melted (1/2 stick)
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • TOPPING:

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole Delight

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil sweet potatoes in Dutch oven until soft, about 1 hour. On cutting board or other prep surface, use a knife to cut potato skins length-wise and peel away skins of hot potatoes with fork. Skins should easily come off. Discard skins and place potatoes in large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer, mash potatoes. Add white sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine, eggs, and salt. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Set aside.
  3. For Topping:
    Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cool slightly. Stir in brown sugar. Add flour, then pecans. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour potato mixture into a 9" X 13" buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle topping over potato mixture, covering completely. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Printable Recipe Card

About Sweet Potato Casserole Delight




Show 21 Comments & Reviews

18 Decadent Chocolate Desserts

18 Decadent Chocolate Desserts


Chocolate desserts are very popular around Valentine’s Day. But let’s be real… they’re delicious year-round. From rich chocolate truffles to sinful chocolate mousse and molten cakes, we’ve curated a list of chocolate desserts guaranteed to turn a bad day around and satisfy any craving. If your true love is chocolate, these 18 decadent chocolate desserts […]

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For


Simple to make, a batch of pancakes is an easy homemade breakfast. A tall stack of fluffy pancakes with butter and drizzled with maple syrup, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend. It’s a meal everyone will wake up for. So, get out your skillet or heat up a pan. Whether […]

14 Fancy Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

14 Fancy Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes


Skip making reservations this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a fancy dinner at home. No need to visit a steak house. Steak du Burgo can be recreated at home. Seafood your favorite? Try lobster ravioli or crab-stuffed lobster. Is it Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Easy molten chocolate cakes will give you a heavy dose of chocolate. […]