Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Very, Very Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole--Even if you don't like sweet potatoes

Not the actual picture since I haven't made it yet, but as close as I could find on google.
This one has walnuts and my recipe calls for pecans.

A year ago we had dinner at the mission president's home here in Phoenix and they served a very delicious sweet potato casserole. I wanted to get that recipe all year, and last Friday I once again had dinner at their house and was finally able to get it. And proof of how good it is--there was another woman at the dinner who had been there last year who was asking for it as well!

So --here is the long awaited recipe, just in time for your Thanksgiving feast. Even those who don't like sweet potatoes will like this--as long as they do like coconut and pecans. :-)

Debra Beck's Sweet Potato Casserole

6 cups cooked and diced sweet potatoes
l Cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 cup butter (s0ftened)
1 cup grated coconut
1 TBS. vanilla

Topping:
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, coconut and vanilla
mix well and pour into baking dish. Combine topping ingredients &
sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture.

Bake 350 - 30 minutes
10-12 servings
Enjoy!!!

11 comments:

Jenny-Jenny said...

that sounds VERY good. I'm excited to try it and since my family seems somewhat afraid of sweet potatoes, I'll try it when my parents are here. They like s.p. and somehow love anything I cook.

Lisa said...

Looks yummy. I will definatley try it. Yams are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.

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Suzanne said...

Hello Joy For Your Journey!!
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! I am trying to find your name and say that you are my hero. First of all, I come to your blog and there is a Sweet Potato recipe!!! Where have you been all my life with such deliciousness! I love your Book of Mormon analogies, LOVE THEM!! Truly, what a great joy to be able to meet you through the blog world and know that there are lots of people out there that think like I do!

To answer some of your questions: 1. No my pantry, closets and drawers are not always that clean. We had a rough week last week and cleaning is my therapy. Plus, I love a clean home, gives me the giggles.
2. My husband received a new calling on Sunday as 1st Counselor in the Stake YM's Presidency. He was the secretary before, but they broke up the band because the 1st counselor was called to a Bishopric and the 2nd counselor was called to High Priests. We now have twinner callings and I think it is wonderful!!

Again, I thank you for coming by my blog and taking the time to read. I will be back often to your blog and it was such a pleasure to meet you! -Suzanne

Emma T said...

I love sweet potatoes/yams. They are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. I will have to give these a try. They sound great, but I might have to add some marshmallows to them.:-)

Jeanette said...

This has me intrigued because I am not at all a fan of sweet potatoes. My husband does like them though so maybe I will make this and then give it a try myself.

Rebecca Irvine said...

That sounds like heaven on earth!! Much better than the marshmallow version.

Momza said...

YUM. Yum. YUMMM! Can't wait to try it out!

Jill said...

I love sweet potatoes 4-ever

Mary said...

I could eat the whole pan myself! I LOVE sweet potatoes. I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for posting it.

Terri said...

Oh yes, we love that casarole. We have had it for Thanksgiving for the last few years, Cairen makes it. I got to spend a minute with Camille and cute Carly a few days ago! Camille looks beautifula and Carly is really growing!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Yes! I have to second everything about this delicious recipe. I blogged about it last Thanksgiving, it's one of our family favorites. Great minds must think alike :)

Thanks for sharing the book club link - I love reading about other book clubs!

Kristin