Fresh Sweet Potato Casserole…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil

This recipe takes a Thanksgiving classic and changes it up just a tad by using fresh Sweet Potatoes. Want to make this recipe? Sweet Potatoes grown in Georgia are in all Market Baskets this week! Order your Market Basket now.

INGREDIENTS

Casserole

3 ½ pounds fresh sweet potatoes (about 5 medium)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Topping 

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup mini marshmallows

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Wash the sweet potatoes, prick them with a fork and place on baking sheet. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 75-90 minutes or until they are cooked through. Allow potatoes to cool slightly until they are comfortable to touch.
2. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 9 inch casserole dish, set aside.
3. Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop the insides into a large mixing bowl, discard skins.
4. Add brown sugar, eggs, salt, cinnamon, butter, milk, vanilla and maple syrup to the sweet potatoes. Use an electric mixer and combine until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
5. Scoop mixture into prepared casserole dish, smoothing the top into an even layer.
6. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Add pecans and mix well. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture. Bake in the preheated oven 30-40 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown. Remove from oven, put a layer  marshmallows on top of the casserole, and return to oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the marshmallows are melted and beginning to brown.

Enjoy!                                                                        Ephesians 5:20

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Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. Look for us on PinterestYoutubeInstagramGoogle+ and Twitter. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens,with inspiration from All Recipes.  Photo credit to North Carolina Sweet Potatoes. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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