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:)
Mix everything until you are happy with how it looks/feels or until your arm hurts;0)
Pour into buttered dish & make sure to make as many fancy swirls as possible…
Add topping & do a little happy dance. Just because.
Other Sweet Potato Recipes:
- 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 2 eggs , beaten
- 4 tablespoons butter , melted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- For the Topping:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts and pecans
- 4 Tablespoons 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.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Cover with foil until last 10 minutes to prevent topping from over browning.