I started making this dish back in high school and I love it. I have no idea where I originally found the recipe as I have it written on a scrap of paper in my recipe binder. I should probably transfer the recipe to something that will last. I love sweet potatoes but not with marshmallows. This one is wonderful and has a nice crunchy top. I took it to 2 Thanksgiving meals this year and it was well received all around. Even better I had sweet potatoes left from my last CSA portion earlier in November.
3 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (usually about 4 large potatoes)
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 T butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 5 oz can evaporated milk
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 C chopped pecans
1 C crushed corn flakes
3/4 C brown sugar
Peel & boil sweet potatoes until very tender. Then mash.
Add all ingredients through evaporated milk to sweet potatoes and mix well together.
In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients for topping together.
Spread sweet potato mixture into casserole dish - I usually use a 9x5 dish
Top with topping mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
This is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving side. I like it so much I make it at Easter too! Enjoy it!