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My family may hunt me down for sharing this with you: Our Highly Classified Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe. You have to trust me, this is the recipe of all recipes. Every time I serve this, I get begged for this top-secret recipe. This is the dish that can turn sweet potato haters into lovers. Not joking. And now, I will share it with you. Shhhhh.
Highly Classified Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 sweet potatoes which, once cooked (I use the microwave set to potatoes to get the job done quickly) should equal approximately 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
Mix the above together and pour into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Now, onto the topping . . .
- 1 cup brown sugar (doesn’t need to be packed down)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter chilled, cut into pieces
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Take brown sugar, flour and butter and pulse in food processor until the butter pieces are pea-sized. Mixture should be crumbly. Don’t mix too long or you will end up with a dough-like topping. Mix together with pecans and spread over the top of casserole.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
YUM! This is a staple at my family’s Thanksgiving table. My husband actually requests this at other times of the year as well.