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By Special Request – Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole

For my Daughters and their Mom…by special request. This is my mom’s famous (among family and friends) Sweet Potato Casserole. The recipe is in her words.

Of note: The sweet potatoes are first brought to a boil in plain water, then simmered until quite tender . She usually peel them after cooking when they had cooled enough to handle. The butter in the potato mixture was pre- melted.

Also for the topping, She usually used pecans. The butter was melted first in a 10” cast iron skillet, then the nuts, brown sugar, and flour were stirred in until well melted and mixed.

Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole

8 – Med sweet potatoes
1/3 Cup – Maple syrup
¼ Cup – Milk
2 Eggs
1 tsp – Vanilla
2 Tbsp – Butter

Mix all the above with mixer or food processor (Careful not to over-process)

Spread mixture in buttered baking dish


1 Cup – Chopped nuts
½ Cup – Brown sugar
½ Cup – Flour
½ Cup – Butter

Melt butter, add the above and mix well. Spread over sweet potatoes.

Bake at 350° 25 – 30 minutes until bubbly around the edges.

Serves 8 – 10