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
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.