Pecan-Pleaser Sweet Potato Casserole
Almost everybody has an opinion when it comes to sweet potato casserole toppings. If you're on Team Nuts, then you will love the Pecan-Pleaser Sweet Potato Casserole. Maple syrup is used in the topping as well as in the sweet potato filling, which adds lovely layers of flavor. This sweet potato casserole recipe will be a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table, especially if you like a little crunch. Make this Thanksgiving side dish for your nut-loving family members.
Cooking MethodCasserole, Oven
Cooking Vessel Size8 x 8 inch baking dish
- 4 to 5 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place on a cookie sheet. Bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour or until tender. Let stand until cool to touch (about 20 minutes). Turn oven down to 350 degrees F.
Once the sweet potatoes are cool, peel using a fork or your hands. Put them in a large mixing bowl and then mash them.
Mix with a hand mixer. Add brown sugar, vanilla and maple syrup, and mix again.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add pecans and maple syrup, and heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until pecans are well coated in the butter and syrup.
While the pecan topping is heating on the stove, pour the sweet potato filling into an 8 x 8 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle the pecan topping over the casserole.
Bake for 30 minutes.