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Video:Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

with Stephanie Gallagher

Pecan-topped sweet potato casserole is a crunchy delight that's perfect for the holidays. Here is a delicious recipe for pecan-topped sweet potato casserole that's sure to please.See Transcript

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Transcript:Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, we're making a pecan-topped sweet potato casserole from our Southern Food site.

Ingredients for the Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole Filling

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups cooked, peeled and mashed sweet potatoes or 3 cups canned sweet potato puree

Make the Filling for the Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Place the eggs, sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.Add the milk and vanilla, and beat well.Now add the sweet potatoes or sweet potato puree, and beat until all the ingredients are well-combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, and set it aside.

Ingredients for the Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole Topping

To make the topping, you will need:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Make the Topping for the Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Place all of the topping ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and mix until it forms coarse crumbs. You can use a fork, two knives or sometimes, the best tool to use is just your hands. Break up the butter lightly with your fingers -- you don't want to make a dough, you just want to make the topping crumbly, like this.

Bake the Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Now sprinkle the topping evenly over the sweet potato mixture. Try to cover the sweet potatoes completely.And bake for 45 minutes.This sweet potato casserole makes a terrific side dish for turkey, chicken or ham.

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