Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Serving: 6

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans can be served any time you need a fabulous side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes on a aluminum lined baking sheet. Prick with fork 2 or 3 times. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Scoop the sweet potato out of their skins into a medium bowl. Discard skins. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the eggs, butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and pepper to taste. Whisk mixture until smooth.
  3. Butter an 8 inch square baking pan. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pan and sprinkle top with pecans. Bake until puffed, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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