Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole

Shortly after my husband and I were married we went on a family vacation to Florida to visit family. We were there in the beginning months of December so we celebrated Christmas with them while we were there. My sister-in-law had an awesome Christmas Party where she invited all of her family, who kindly shared this recipe with our family. We were all drooling over it at the party, and couldn't believe that sweet potatoes could taste that good. When we arrived home we had to have this recipe for our Christmas dinner and we have been making it ever since. My husband who is not a big fan of Sweet Potatoes, loves this casserole. We took it to my families Thanksgiving 2 years ago, and boy was it a hit! Everyone gobbled it right up! It is made with the canned yams, which sure cuts back on time. Don't look too closely at the amount of butter, but realize that you probably could cut back a little. The topping is amazing! It will be the perfect side for your Thanksgiving dinner just like it will me for mine!!!

Sweet Potato Casserole
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Larg can Yams, pour 1/2 juice off and mash the yams
3/4 stick of butter, melted and cooled
dash of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs well beaten
Combine milk and cornstarch and whisk together until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour yams in a large mixing bowl and mash well. Add remaining ingredients, including milk and cornstarch mixture, and beat well. Pour in greased 9X13 pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until it sets pretty good. I test mine just like you would a pumpkin pie, with a knife in the middle to check if it is set. While that is baking, mix the following ingredients together for the topping.
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts are best)
1/2 cup brown sugar
Add the topping to the mixture and bake for about another 10-15 minutes.

***I used Bran Flakes instead of cornflakes, and they worked well. They are healthier too!!! If you are doubling the recipe, bake in a larger pan, such as a lasagna dish or cookie sheet pan. If you double and bake in 9X13 pan it will take much longer than the normal baking time.
Happy Thanksgiving!


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Rachel said...

This is sooooo good! I can't wait to have it in a few days! Excited to see you this week Sara.

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Andy said...

For a delicious sweet potato addition to your Thanksgiving table, try Cunningham Farms Sweet Potato Butter


Maria said...

Thank you for visiting our blog! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. The casserole looks great!