This week we are going to feature some yummy side dishes you can add to your Thanksgiving Dinner. These are also things you might have someone bring if you're feeding a lot of people and just need some extra food to go along with the turkey. I might have mentioned that up until a year ago I had never even tried a sweet potato. Something about the slimy, little orange things floating in a marshmallow sauce never appealed to me. All of that changed when my sister's Mother in Law had a sweet potato souffle from Honey Baked Ham at her house for Christmas. Once I tasted it, all the other food was forgotten. That's how good it was. I think I must have had 3 or 4 helpings. Of course I vowed never to let another holiday pass without this delicious dish on my table. Good Old Paula Deen to the rescue! This is just so yummy it could really pass for a dessert and the crunchy topping is the best! It's super easy and bakes in only 30 minutes.
Sweet Potato Bake
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup heavy cream (can use half and half or whole milk but cream is the best)
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (pecans are excellent too)
Mix together with fork; sprinkle over top of casserole.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together except for cream. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cream;mix well. Pour into greased casserole dish ( 1 1/2 quarts). Add topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Posted by: Sallie & Julia
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