Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Delish Sweet Potato Casserole

Nothing Says Thanksgiving like Sweet potato casserole especially one that the whole family will enjoy.

Now I love sweet potatoes they are full of nutrients and are so sweet your kids will love them.
So you want to start out with
4 large sweet potatoes
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 . Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place sweet potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before peeling and placing into a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 2 quart casserole dish. Mash the warm potatoes along with butter, cream, vanilla extract, brown sugar, salt, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 cup chopped pecans, and eggs. Spread mashed sweet potato into the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/4 cup of pecans. I added more maple syrup to cover most of the top of the casserole and 2 tbsp wasn't enough.Bake sweet potatoes in preheated oven until thoroughly hot, 30 to 35 minutes.

Now some may find this a bit too sweet as sweet potatoes are so sweet to start with so you may want to add less Maple Syrup.

This makes quite a bit but believe me they will not last long!!! Enjoy! and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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