November's Sweet Symphony - Sweet Potato Casserole

November 29, 2023

In the heart of autumn's bounty, there's a dish that has secured its place on the Thanksgiving table - Sweet Potato Casserole. With roots tracing back to Southern culinary traditions, this delectable side dish has evolved into a cherished symbol of fall comfort. Its creamy sweet potato base, crowned with a crunchy, pecan-studded topping, epitomizes the warmth and richness of the season. As November unfurls, the humble sweet potato takes center stage. Its natural sweetness intensifies during the fall harvest, making it the perfect time for indulging in a Sweet Potato Casserole. Whether served as part of a Thanksgiving feast or a cozy family dinner, this dish captures the essence of autumn, bringing together the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes and the comforting warmth of seasonal spices.

 

Find the recipe below!

 

Ingredients:

 

For the Sweet Potato Base:

- 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 4-5 medium sweet potatoes)

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

- 1/4 cup milk

- 2 large eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- A pinch of salt

 

For the Pecan Topping:

- 1 cup chopped pecans

- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the sweet potato base ingredients until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the pecans, flour, brown sugar, and melted butter to create the topping. Sprinkle this mixture over the sweet potato base.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  5. Allow the casserole to cool slightly before serving.



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