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Sweet Potato Casserole

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Sweet potato casserole is one of my favorite side dishes. I first tried this dish at Ruth Chris Restaurant. My twins treated me to Mother's day dinner there. The entire meal was delicious. The sweet potato casserole reminded me of sweet potato pie without the crust and an extra layer of baked pecans in brown sugar crumble on top.

This recipe adds a different twist to the dish with orange zest and warm cinnamon spice. This is a combination of candied yams and sweet potato pie. The creamy sweet potatoes paired with orange zest, warm cinnamon spice makes this dish rich, decadent and oh so satisfying to the taste buds.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I store sweet potato casserole in the fridge?

Store the sweet potato casserole in an airtight container, and store in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Can I freeze sweet potato casserole?

Sweet potato casserole can be kept in a proper airtight container in the freezer up to 4 months.

What is the best way to reheat sweet potato casserole?

Sweet potato casserole can be reheated in the oven 350°F about 10-15 minutes or until warm throughout. If using the microwave reheat 45 seconds.

If you are reheating from the freezer, allow the casserole dish to thaw in the refrigerator 24 hours and then reheat.

Ingredients Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Mixture

2 large sweet potatoes

1/4 cup melted butter (unsalted)

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp orange zest

1 Tbsp cinnamon

Crust Mixture

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 cup chopped pecan ( you can substitute)

1/4 cup melted butter (unsalted)

Let's Cook

Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Wash and boil 2 large sweet potatoes until soft and tender. Allow the sweet potatoes to cool and peel. Mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher. Add in granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon, orange zest, and light brown sugar.

Step 2 Blend the mixture and add vanilla extract and melted butter. Set the mixture to the side.

Step 3 In a small mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and flour.

Step 4 Pour in the melted butter to the flour and brown sugar mixture and blend well. Pour the sweet potato mixture in a greased casserole dish, Sprinkle crust mixture evenly onto surface of sweet potato mixture. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 30 -35 minutes or until topping is crisp golden brown

Allow the casserole to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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