Recipe Keeper #11: Sweet Potato Praline Casserole

You all know that I grew up on a farm, but one thing I don't think I mentioned was the fun neighbors I had when I grew up. These neighbors raised and trained hunting dogs and my brother, sister and I each worked for them in the summers growing up. They also converted their barn into a bed and breakfast, paying tribute to their sense of hospitality and ability to put on a good feed. On a several occasions our family and/or my parents were invited down the road for a steak dinner with the neighbors.

I was thinking about my dear neighbor the other day after the bank she works at was robbed. This was a big scare for our town of about 500, and not only did my neighbor work at this bank, but three of my high school classmates' mothers worked at this bank as well. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it scared the entire community.

Bottom line: These neighbors are great cooks. I already shared with you a meat marinade recipe from the Mister, and now I'd like to share a hearty recipe (that's perfect for a holiday potluck!) from the Misses.

Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
You'll need: 
3 large eggs
6 c. cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. heavy cream
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. allspice

1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. butter, cut into small pieces
1 c. light brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees, grease a shallow 2-quart baking dish. 
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl, then stir in potatoes until blended.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients); mix well. 
  • Spread this mixture in the greased baking dish. 
  • For the topping, mix the sugar, four and nuts in a medium bowl. 
  • Work in the butter with your hands until well blended. 
  • Sprinkle this over the potato mixture. 
  • Bake at 350* for 60-70 minutes until well-browned and bubbly. 

Over and out. 


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