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Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Dessert | 0 comments

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

  • SumoMe

So what did you had for breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving?

Hmmmmm…I will admit..sweet potato casserole.It was more of a late breakfast.

I would call it a unexpected thanksgiving surprise at the table full of delicacies.I have avoided sweet potato on thanksgiving unless it is sweet potato biscuit.Quite simply because none of us are big fan of it.

So i asked around to see what is the most favorite sweet potato dish my friends like during thanksgiving?

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

Almost unanimously,answer was sweet potato casserole.

My friend Jessica had me convinced that Ruth’s Chris sweet potato is to die for.I had never heard of Ruth Chris until then.And my friend Emily shared her mom’s sweet potato recipe, which is very similar to Ruth’s.Any surprise 🙂

So i was willing to give a try to this sweet potato casserole and am i glad that i tried or what?

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

I have to admit,i cringed to see the amount of sugar and butter which has gone into making this dish.I checked around for lighter version of the recipe and i found some too.But in the end i decided to stick with Ruth Chris recipe almost verbatim.Only deviation was,i used walnut nuggets instead of pecans.Traditional Thanksgiving crunchy topping around here is pecans.I was low on pecans.And i used turbinado sugar instead of brown,i don’t keep brown sugar.

I don’t know if sweet potato casserole is qualified to be called dessert or not.Sweet potato is a tuber vegetable of potato family.Nonetheless it is super rich dessert in my opinion 🙂

I followed this recipe .

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

I was skeptical to try it but couldn’t wait.AND my friends were so right about it.These sweet potatoes are indeed to die for.Make sure you take every bite with that crunchy nutty top.My husband said, this is the FIRST sweet potato dish, he has ever liked.So guess what people,our thanksgiving table gained one additional dish this year onwards!

Who wouldn’t be thankful for such sweet friends,who make you indulge in such heavenly delicacies !And if you feel guilty enjoying it,you are reassured that  “it is sinful to count the calories on Thanksgiving” :-).I agree,isn’t that why we have new year resolutions?

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole|handfulofjoy.com

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

    Top crust
  1. 1 cup Turbinado sugar
  2. 1/3 cup Whole Wheat White Flour
  3. 1 cup chopped walnut nuggets
  4. 1/3 stick butter -- melted
  5. Sweet Potato mixture
  6. 3-4 medium size sweet potatoes (needs 3 cups mashed sweet potato)
  7. 1 cup turbinado sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 2 eggs -- well beaten
  11. 1 stick butter -- ( 1/2 cup) melted

Instructions

  1. Bake the sweet potatos at 425F.
  2. Mash the baked sweet potato.About 3 cups.Mine was heaping 3 cups.
  3. Turn the temperature down to 350F.
  4. Add rest of the sweet potato mixture (sugar,vanilla,eggs,butter,salt) to it.
  5. Grease the 8 by 8 baking dish.
  6. Spread the sweet potato mixture to it evenly.
  7. In a separate bowl,mix the top crust ingredients.
  8. Spread the mixed crust ingredients at the top of sweet potato mixture.
  9. Bake at around 30-35 mins.
  10. Let it rest for at least 30-40 mins,until it sets.
  11. Cut yourself a piece to enjoy this little pieces of sweet heaven in your mouth
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