{Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole}

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My annual contribution to my family's Thanksgiving meal is always my Mom's Famous Sweet Potato Casserole... I understand us southerner's consider this a "side-dish", though to me, it's simply another way to cram more sugar and sweetness in my mouth come turkey day! I am happy to say that this year {unlike most others} I successfully browned my marshmallows without burning them--guess I am starting to get the idea of this baking business, huh?? A true crowd pleaser, I assure you =)

2 large cans of canned sweet potatoes (aka yams)
1 egg
1 cup of sugar
1 stick of melted butter
2 table spoons of flour
½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
1 and ½ teaspoons of vanilla
1 and ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
1 table spoon of allspice
1 stick of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of pecan pieces
Mini marshmallows

Drain potatoes and mash in large bowl
Mix in sugar, egg, 1 stick of melted butter, flour, and condensed milk
Blend well and then add spices and vanilla
Spoon mixture into 9x13 greased casserole (I actually used a square 9 x 9 dish)

For the topping:
Melt 1 stick of butter in sauce pan on low
Add brown sugar and pecans and stir until smooth and easy to spread
Spread topping evenly over potato mixture
Bake for 40 minutes in preheated oven set at 350 degrees
Remove from oven and add marshmallows to cover dish
Replace in oven and allow tops to brown for 3-5 minutes

Ready To Go in the Oven!

The Finished Product!


  1. Looks delicious! I'll have to try the recipe!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! It looks amazing! And I am so glad I stumbled on your blog...it is so fun!

  3. This looks delicious. I'll be using this receipe in the near future. Thanks love