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Sweet Potato Casserole. A Thanksgiving tradition. Sweet potatoes are mashed, sweetened and flavored with spices then topped with an oatmeal
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A Thanksgiving Wish and Menu (Recipe:Sweet Potato Casserole)

Ingredients

  • For filling:
  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes baked and peeled
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk I used 1% cow's milk, any type sweet milk may be substituted
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • For topping:
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter, cold and diced
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal uncooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • To prepare filling, start by creaming softened cream cheese and butter until flight and fluffy. Add brown sugar and cream until smooth. Throw in cooked, peeled sweet potatoes. My husband brought me home some locally grown sweet potatoes that he scored from one of his golfing buddies. Sweet!
  • Mix until smooth. Add milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and honey. Mix. Taste for sweetness and spices. If it's just right, pour into a greased 8x8 baking pan. Smooth out the top. The stuff taste good enough to eat just like it is. But hold on to your hats. We're going to make it even better!
  • To prepare topping, add pecans, brown sugar, oatmeal, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt to a bowl.
  • Smoosh it all up until it resembles course cornmeal. I use my clean hands. They're the best smooshers I own. Sprinkle it all over the top of the filling. If some happens to fall off on your counter as you're sprinkling, you're required to eat it. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the top has browned and the filling is bubbly. Let sit for 5 minutes , if you can wait that long, before serving. If you can't wait 5 minutes, be very careful that you don't burn your tonsils. This stuff is piping hot!
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