Saturday, November 17, 2007


This recipe has been served at our Thanksgiving dinners for generations. Well, not really. But we sure like it. I'm a little fuzzy on where the recipe came from (I think from a cookbook called "When Mormons Meet they Eat"), but I say it's my mom's. If you don't like sweet potatoes with marshmallows, give this a try. It's especially delicious for breakfast. Just a little note -- we often leave the nuts out of the topping because several folks in the family have nut allergies. It tastes really good either way.

Bake and then peel and mash: 5 medium sized sweet potatoes.
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup sugar
2 T cream
Place in a casserole and top with the following:
¼ cup soft butter
3 T flour
¾ cups brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans
Mix topping until it is like coarse meal. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


mlk said...

This sounds perfect. I am having a family over and they don't care for the good ole marshmallows!! I think that I will give this a try. Wish me luck!!You rock for always sharing great things. love ya

curly said...

i am not a sweet potato fan, but this dish is AMAZING!!!!! Highly recommended!

DanceNplay said...

This is the exact way I make my sweet potatoes. I don't do the marshmellow thing. The brown sugar and pecan topping is where it's at!!! I love it!

the highlight addict said...

I love this dish! My recipe is almost exactly this, but I don't think mine has eggs in it. I could be wrong though, I only make it once a year! It's one of my favorites...ok all the dishes are my favorite except the turkey. I only eat one small piece.