sweet potato casserole

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~ sweet potato casserole ~

The perfect side dish with turkey, ham orΒ  THIS pork tenderloin. The yummy spices will make your whole house smell heavenly as you prepare for your guests. I love this kind of aromatherapy!

5 large sweet potatoes

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

1 large egg

1 and 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/8 teaspoon cloves

2 Tablespoons melted butter

1 cup pecans or walnuts

2 Tablespoons brown or turbinado sugar

Poke holes in sweet potatoes with a fork and bake at 350 degrees F. until soft. (20-25 minutes.) Peel and place in a standing, tabletop mixture. Whip until smooth. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Add honey, egg, spices and butter. Spread in a deep dish pie plate with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the nuts and sugar over the top. Bake an additional 40 minutes.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  6 comments for “sweet potato casserole

  1. November 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Aw…. seeing all these delicious festive foods everywhere makes me wish it was Christmas already πŸ™ No fair you guys get two holidays!

    • Melissa
      November 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      You should totally make up a holiday so you can make a Turkey and all the sides. πŸ™‚ Host an autumn tea party or something…invite a bunch of friends. You could name the day after yourself. It would be awesome! hee hee

  2. November 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    It’s tough seeing sweet potatoes made sweeter when I’ve got an intolerance to sugar. Have you tried sweet potatoes in other ways where it can be a main dish? Please share!

    • Melissa
      November 27, 2011 at 12:35 am

      There’s a recipe for firecracker sweet potatoes on my blog that is definitely savory. Wonderful with grilled chicken, beef or pork and a little side salad. Hope this is more what you’re looking for. Also, you can bake a sweet potato or yam like you would a white potato and top it with veggies, cheese and a little Sriracha hot sauce. yum!

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