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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with a trick to cook your sweet potatoes in a QUARTER amount of time for last minute preparation!
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato casserole
Servings: 8 (as a side dish)
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES:

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes cooked and peeled *See Notes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk (2% or skim)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste

PECAN TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans crushed (blitz in a magic bullet or food processor for a smoother crumb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly spray a 13 x 9–inch baking dish with cooking oil spray (or grease with a light coating of butter); set aside.

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES:

  • Beat sweet potatoes with the sugar, milk, butter, vanilla, eggs and salt. Mix well to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish. Set aside.

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • Combine flour, brown sugar, butter, pecans and salt. Mix well to form crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the sweet potatoes. Top evenly with the cinnamon sugar.
  •  Bake for 25 minutes or just until golden.
  • Change oven settings to broil (or grill), and broil for 5-10 minutes, until the top has crisped a little and browned. 
  • Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes to set before serving.

Notes

Fast MICROWAVE Method:
Wrap 2 large sweet potatoes in one piece of paper towel each. Microwave on high settings for 8 minutes. Remove carefully from microwave and unwrap (being careful of the steam that will escape from inside the paper towels). Pierce all over with a fork, wrap again and microwave for a further 2 minutes until soft (if the centres are still a little hard, don't worry they will continue to cook in the oven later).
Slow Roast OVEN Method:
Preheat oven to 220°C | 430°F. Spray a baking tray/sheet with nonstick spray and arrange 2 large sweet potatoes the tray. Roast for one hour in the oven, or until soft (check them after 40 minutes, pierce with a fork, and continue roasting if needed).
ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 9780IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1.1mg