SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

 

  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Preparation Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • THE CASSEROLE:
  • 1 Casserole dish
  • 5 pounds fresh sweet potatoes or 2 (40-ounce) cans sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Nonstick cooking spray to coat casserole dish
  • TOP LAYER CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter; room temperature
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions

  • THE CASSEROLE:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wrap sweet potatoes individually in foil and bake them in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half; testing them after an hour to see if they are done. (Peirce the potato with a fork. if it slides in easily, they are done.)
  • SIDE NOTE: SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU ARE USING CANNED SWEET POTATOES.
  • Let the sweet potatoes cool.
  • Peel them; the skin should easily be removed.
  • Place them into a large bowl (If using canned sweet potatoes just put them into a bowl WITHOUT THE SYRUP THAT COMES WITH THEM IN THE CAN).
  • Mash the sweet potatoes with the butter using a blender or a potato masher.
  • Add in the eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg and beat until mixed. Add the brown sugar and cream and mix well.
  • Set aside.
  • TOP LAYER CRUST
  • Mix the flour, brown sugar, salt, oats, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir in the butter with a fork until the mixture is in a crumbly state.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • coat casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the casserole mixture in the pan.
  • Top the casserole with the marshmallows.
  • Now crumble the crust mixture on top of the marshmallows.
  • Bake 30 to 45 minute
  • Serve warm as a side dish.

Notes

After going to Boston Market for years, I fell in love with their sweet potato dish. I decided to do my own rendition of the dish combining some home secrets and the obvious ingredients for candied sweet potatoes.

Categories: Side Dish 

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