Praline-Sweet Potato Casserole

Praline-Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • 5

    large yams or sweet potatoes

  • c milk

  • ½

    c butter, softened

  • ½

    c heavy cream

  • 1

    c brown sugar (light or dark)

  • ½

    c sugar

  • 2

    eggs, beaten

  • c melted butter

  • tsp vanilla extract

  • 1

    c pecans, chopped


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes (or yams) well and place in oven for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool until you can handle them comfortably. Cut them in half and scoop the insides into a large bowl. Mash. (This should yield about 3 cups.) 2 Mix the softened butter, along with the sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk into the sweet potatoes. Transfer to a baking pan or casserole dish. 3 Place cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add brown sugar and allow to dissolve. Stir until this mixture reaches the soft ball temp on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat. 4 Beat remaining butter and chopped pecans into cream mixture. Once it is well combined, pour over top of mashed sweet potatoes. Bake until hot and just beginning to brown.


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