Here is Thanksgiving dinner. I was a little under the weather, so I didn't go to the big feast, but fortunately, a plate was brought to me. YAY. I sent along the Sweet Potato Casserole, it was a new recipe that I found online and tried. Very good.
Time 20 minutes
Time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Time 1 hour, 45 minutes
with mashed roasted sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping with an ooey
gooey melted marshmallow center!
3 pounds sweet potatoes
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste
For the topping
1 1/4 cup cornflakes cereal, crushed (I used Frosted Flakes)
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 cup miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with
Place potatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Place into
oven and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool before peeling.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a
9-inch pie plate or coat with nonstick spray.
To make the topping, combine cornflakes, pecans and
brown sugar. Stir in butter until well combined; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle
attachment, beat sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and
salt on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
Add sweet potato mixture to prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle with cornflakes mixture around the outside of the dish, leaving
room in the center.
Place into oven and bake until the topping is golden,
about 20 minutes. Add marshmallows to the middle and bake until lightly
golden on top, an additional 5 minutes.
Serve immediately. (adapted from Some Kitchen Stories)
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