Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole is a traditional holiday dish in our family.
Traditional recipes are the best! They are what make holiday memories so special and the reason that you can’t wait for that Thanksgiving meal:)
This dish is full of sweet potatoes, butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, & vanilla bean paste… and topped with brown sugar, pecans & walnuts. I have been trying to learn how to make all of my favorite recipes that my grams & mom made over the years. But, also wanting to make them mine by adding or changing a few things. I added the maple syrup & vanilla bean paste to this one. And my mom usually only uses pecans in hers but, used both pecans & walnuts here. I am trying to cut back on how much sugar that is used which is why I used part maple syrup and we think that made it even better!(don’t tell mom) Vanilla bean paste is just yummy so, no further explanation is needed for that:)
The topping is Ah-mazing..:) Do me a favor and use real butter in this!!
Another fun and delish sweet potato recipe: http://www.chipsandpepper.com/sweet-potato-fig-butter-tarts/
- 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 2 eggs beaten
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts and pecans
- 4 tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter bottom and sides of 9x9 baking dish.
In large mixing bowl, combine first 7 ingredients until completely combined and smooth.
Pour into prepared baking dish.
Mix together all ingredients for topping.
Add to baking dish.
Cover with foil until last 10 minutes to prevent topping from over browning.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.