The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

by Josh Johnson

The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.We’re back for episode two of Friendsgiving 2014 with Adrian of Grit and Glitter and Danielle of Chapter 25 Photography! I was never really a huge fan of Sweet Potato Casserole growing up, but it’s almost a prerequisite for a Thanksgiving meal, yeah? So I took one for the team and whipped this guy up. I’ll have to say though that I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe, and I’m a newly converted believer of this Thanksgiving staple thanks to this recipe for Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole.

CASSEROLE

  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • ½ cup milk or heavy cream

TOPPING

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (such as Diamond of California)
  • 3-4 cups mini marshmallows

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Potatoes can be boiled, drained, and then mashed OR cooked in a slow cooker. If using slow cooker, add sweet potatoes and water to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain slow cooker.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mash cooked sweet potatoes.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, ½ cup melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and milk (or heavy cream) and mix until smooth.
  • Spread potato mixture in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, ⅓ cup melted butter, and pecans and mix well (with a spoon, not a mixer).
  • Sprinkle mixture over potatoes (it’s okay if potatoes aren’t completely covered).
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until pecans are caramelized.
  • Spread marshmallows evenly over pecan mixture.
  • Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffy and lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately.

The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

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The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.

Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole


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Ingredients

Casserole

  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • ½ cup milk or heavy cream

Topping

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (such as Diamond of California)
  • 3-4 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Potatoes can be boiled, drained, and then mashed OR cooked in a slow cooker. If using slow cooker, add sweet potatoes and water to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain slow cooker.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Mash cooked sweet potatoes.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla, ½ cup melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and milk (or heavy cream) and mix until smooth.
  5. Spread potato mixture in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  6. In a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, ⅓ cup melted butter, and pecans and mix well (with a spoon, not a mixer).
  7. Sprinkle mixture over potatoes (it’s okay if potatoes aren’t completely covered).
  8. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until pecans are caramelized.
  9. Spread marshmallows evenly over pecan mixture.
  10. Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffy and lightly browned.
  11. Serve immediately.
 Head on over to Grit and Glitter‘s blog to see how she whipped up her potatoes for Friendsgiving!

The Kentucky Gent, a Louisville, Kentucky life and style blogger, shares his Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole recipe.