Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
(A sweet holiday side dish)
(makes one very full 9 x 13)

5 cups sweet potatoes
6 tblsp margarine or butter, melted
2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups coconut
tiny marshmallows (optional)

1.  Preheat oven 350 degrees.
2.  Mix potatoes, sugar, salt and beaten eggs.
3.  Add to that mixture, butter milk and vanilla.
4.  Pour mixture in a greased 9 x 13 glass pan.
5.  Bake 35 minutes.
6.  Remove it from the oven and slightly cool while making the    topping.
7.  Melt butter, add sugar, flour, pecans and coconut, mix well.
8.  Drop by spoonfulls onto to the sweet potatoes and gently spread to cover.
9.  Return to the oven and bake another 20 minutes.
10. If desired, cover with tiny marshmallows and return to broil until marshmallows are lightly browned.  Watch this step carefully, they brown quickly and burn easily.  Don't leave them unattended.
Serves 12 - 16 adults

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