Orange Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

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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)

How to Make Orange Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil sweet potatoes till tender. When cooled enough to handle peel if not already. Then add to a large bowl.
  2. Add melted butter, & blend into potatoes. Or cut butter into pieces and add while potatoes are still hot.
  3. Mash potatoes to combine with butter.
  4. Add eggs and beat or mix till blended.
  5. Add milk, cinnamon, nutmeg & orange juice, & blend together.
  6. Combine 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.
  7. Beat potatoes with mixer, and remove any strings that wrap around the beaters from the potatoes. See picture. Repeat if needed.
  8. Add the flour, and beat to blend.
  9. Spray a 9X13X2 inch casserole dish with non stick cooking spray, and pour in potato mixture, Smooth out top.
  10. Prepare the topping by combining all of the topping ingredients in a medium size bowl. Then blend together till mixture is combined & crumbly.
  11. Sprinkle 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.

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About Orange Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

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




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