Saturday, December 19, 2009

Frying by the seat of my pants – part 4: Sweet potato decadence

I didn’t want plain sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I didn’t want sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, although I do like it – I simply didn’t have a casserole dish here (yet) and wasn’t sure I’d manage a baked marshmallow topping without one. So, I looked for an alternative. I found a recipe that had a crust with pecans (which I happened to find at the coop) and flour. I didn’t look closely, but it looked like it would fit what I had to cook with (a couple of small disposable aluminum pie pans). I didn’t realize that I was actually cooking a dessert! I guess that the word ‘casserole’ in the name of the recipe had me fooled! Oh my… but it was heavenly!!

Finally – in time for Christmas dinner prep, here’s the recipe:

Sweet Potato Casserole Decadence

pie:

3 cups sweet potato (I used a large can)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup evaporated milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

topping:

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup pecans

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all pie ingredients and spread in the pan. Mix the topping ingredients and spread on top. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.

Very easy! And oh so yummy!

4 comments:

Shannon said...

OH YAY! I was looking for this recipe. I am making this for Christmas dinner. I love this stuff.

srsr said...

We've got a gazillion ripening persimmons ready to make into cookies with Grandma's recipe. Glad you are feeling better.We've been thinking of you. Love and magic healing powers are coming your way!
Hope your Misty and Ramses angels combat whatever demons cast these plagues!

Connie said...

Shannon - This recipe is sooo good! And fun to have such an easy recipe to make with Honor. She loves to cook and this is one she can practically do herself!

srsr - I 100% believe Misty and Ramses angels are keeping an eye on us! I was walking by Pixie with a laundry basket yesterday and she called to me, I walked near, and surprise, she hopped in for a ride! I am sure there was a chocolate point angel standing over her shoulder giving tips! We're doing better here by the day, and we too have persimmons ripening on the windowsill - prob have the cookies for Christmas!

bettyl said...

What a great recipe! I will definitely make some, but not for Christmas--we plan to have pizza (or something equally simple) on the beach for Christmas dinner! I tell you it's weird having Christmas in the summertime!