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Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep time 24 mins
Cook time 4 hrs
Yield 8 cups
The slow cooker produces an undeniably good option for this favorite Southern holiday side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 (29-ounce) cans sweet potatoes in syrup, drained and mashed (about 4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cream; stir well. Pour into a lightly greased 3- or 4-quart oval-shaped slow cooker.

  2. Combine pecans and remaining 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until sugar melts on top of casserole.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006