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Sweet Potatoes - Ruth's Chris Style

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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • Sweet Potato Mixture:
  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • (splash of milk if needed

Details

Adapted from the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a medium-size casserole dish with nonstick spray.

For the crust: Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl in the order listed. Beat thoroughly with a hand mixer for about 3-4 minutes to increase the fluffiness of the sweet potato mixture.

Add a splash of milk if needed and mix.

Pour mixture into the baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. At this point, dish can be covered and refrigerated for a couple of days.

Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture and return to oven for 10 minutes.

Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.

The brown sugar and pecan crust should be slightly browned and crunchy. Makes 12 servings

Notes
Note: To cook sweet potatoes first wash and dry them carefully then you can either: 1) Bake them at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes 2) Boil them for 30 minutes or 3) Pierce them with a fork and microwave them for about 15-20 minutes

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