Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 c cooked mashed sweet potatoes, you may use canned
1 c sugar, this amount can be lowered to 3/4 or even 1/2 c, less will allow for more of sweet potato taste
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c milk
1/2 c butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Beat these until smooth and spoon into a 2 qt casserole dish
 1 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 c flour
1/3 c butter
1 c finely chopped pecans
Combine sugar and flour, cut in chilled butter, add pecans, sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 for 30 min, until top hardens slightly.

This was made for us by our friend Heather, it is so good it can technically be a dessert! If you are not real fond of the taste of sweet potato add all of the sugar. You may easily substitute Splenda in the casserole and the half Splenda half brown sugar mix for topping.
also if you are out of pecans, you can substitute finely ground walnuts, this will, however,change the taste and lead to revocation of any Southern Belle status! You could sub some oatmeal in the topping for a little extra fiber and crunch if you don't like or have any nuts.

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