Monday, December 10, 2012

Sweet Potato Casserole

(as close as I remember)

  • 4 whole Medium Sweet Potatoes (about 4 lbs)
  • ½-1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • zest and juice of one orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, or to taste
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ¾ stick Butter
Bake sweet potatoes in a 375-degree oven until fork tender, about 30-45 minutes. When they are finished cooking, slice them open and scrape out the flesh into a large bowl. Mash thoroughly and combine with remaining ingredients. Place mixture in a large-ish casserole dish and smooth surface.

In a separate bowl, combine streusel ingredients. With a pastry cutter or fork, mash together until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the crumb mixture all over the top. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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