Last Updated November 18th, 2022 at 12:07 pm by Lisa
The crunchy pecan topping takes this classic holiday side over the top, it is scrumptious and people will definitely want seconds...
Why This Recipe Works
- The smooth creamy texture and the crumble topping combination.
- Inspired by the classic Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole, I decided to make this recipe even better with a twist of, MAPLE SYRUP!
- The vanilla extract adds just a special depth of flavor.
- Need I say more about the CRUMBLE TOPPING! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
- We all love our classic casseroles in America, but the combination of maple and vanilla makes this Thanksgiving holiday recipe a keeper for life.
Here Is All You Need...
How To Make Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Mix
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
STEP 1 Peel the sweet potatoes. 4 large sweet potatoes will yield 6 priced or mashed cups of sweet potatoes. Now, carefully slice in half. Rest the flat side on the cutting board. Cut those into 1” chunks.
STEP 2 Boil the pieces for 15 minutes until fork tender. Drain.
STEP 3 Use a ricer, potato masher, or a fork to mash in a large bowl.
STEP 4 Next, add the maple syrup, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, well-beaten egg, and soft butter to the mashed mix. Combine well.
STEP 5 In a medium-size shallow baking dish, spread in this mix into the bottom of a buttered dish.
STEP 1-3 Mix brown sugar, flour, chopped pecans, and melted butter in a bowl and set aside.
STEP 4 Sprinkle crust mix evenly on top of the mashed sweet potato mix.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, until the top is golden brown. Serve warm.
Sweet Potato Casserole FAQs
Yes, however, it needs to be cooked first. The best way to freeze either as a whole or leftover portion of sweet potato casserole is to cool it to room temperature, then use an airtight sealed container. When ready to eat, defrost overnight in the refrigerator, and rewarm in the oven. Best if eaten within two months of freezing.
Yes! You can make it and bake it up to 3 days before your party, then simply reheat it in the oven to serve.
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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
- 4 large sweet potatoes (6 cups mashed or riced)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg well beaten
- ¼ cup soft butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ melted butter
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Peel the sweet potatoes. Now, carefully slice in half. Rest the flat side on the cutting board. Slice into 1” chunks.
- Boil the pieces for 15 minutes until fork tender. Drain, use a potato masher or a fork to mash them well.
- Next, add the maple syrup, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, egg, and soft butter to the mixture and mash well.
- Butter a medium-size shallow baking dish and spread the mix into the bottom evenly.
- Mix brown sugar, flour, choppped pecans, and melted butter in a bowl and set aside.
- Sprinkle crust mix evenly on top of the sweet potato mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm