Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Praline - no one has ever said their sweet potato casserole was better! It's my Mother's prized recipe!

Mrs. Murphy’s Sweet Potato Praline
This has long been a favorite at our table during the holidays. When I served it last, two people told me they thought their recipe was the best, until they tasted this. This is my Mother’s recipe and it is the holiday dish, I always look forward to tasting. I’ve heard from many who tried it at Thanksgiving and thanked me for sharing, as it is now their favorite.  Enjoy y’all!
3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (baked and then peeled)
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mash potatoes and add all other ingredients. Pour into greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Add topping.
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/3 cup flour (mix with sugar)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine all topping ingredients (Mix: will be crumbly); sprinkle over casserole. Bake 30 – 35 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
NOTE - My Mother gets yams instead of sweet potatoes and bakes them instead of boiling or getting them out of a can. They are not as stringy as sweet potatoes, and baking them brings out the natural sweetness. Also use butter in this recipe. . . some things are just meant to be.

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