My grandmother always had the BEST Thanksgiving dinners. I had been drooling just thinking about her sweet potato casserole when I looked in a recipe box she left me when she passed, and there it was! Hallelujah!

Since it’s the season of Giving and whatnot, I am sharing it with all of you along with links to some other great recipes I make each year. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole & Other Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Emily Vanek
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 8oz chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Add milk and egg to mashed sweet potatoes. Beat well until a smooth paste is formed. Melt 3 tbsp butter in a frying pan. Add pecans and saute for 2 min. sirring constantly. Add sweet potato mixture and blend until pecans are dispersed. Place in a large casserole dish.[br]
  2. To prepare topping, heat maple syrup and 1/4 c butter until butter is melted. Pour over the top of the casserole and bake at 400 degrees for 45 min (or until top is golden brown). Makes 6-8 generous servings.

You can add a couple tablespoons of bourbon to the butter to saute the pecans for an extra kick!

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