Since fresh yams or sweet potatoes are so plentiful at this time of year, I thought you might enjoy another wonderful way to prepare them as a part of your Thanksgiving dinner. This particular recipe for my Southern Sweet Potato Casserole that I want to share is another family favorite for a delicious sweet potato casserole that uses mashed yams or sweet potatoes topped with a brown sugar-pecan mixture for a special holiday treat.
This tempting dish comes to you from South Carolina and courtesy of the Southern branch of our family. I hope you want to try it this year because it is so good!
Another delicious way to cook with yams is my Holiday Yam Squares, which go over great with your guests.
Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups of mashed, cooked sweet potatoes or yams
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 tablespoons of margarine (not spread)
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of brown sugar (light or dark)
1 cup of chopped pecans
1/3 cup of flour
To Prepare Your Casserole:
Mix all the casserole ingredients together except for the milk and vanilla, which go in last.
Pour into a greased baking dish.
Sprinkle with the topping and bake in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
To Prepare Your Topping:
Mix the topping ingredients by hand until the mixture is crumbly.
Spoon this topping mixture over the casserole and bake as directed.