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Sweet potato casserole is a treat for T-day

If you don’t like marshmallows, a sweet potato casserole can be topped with breadcrumbs or, as here, with nuts.
If you don’t like marshmallows, a sweet potato casserole can be topped with breadcrumbs or, as here, with nuts. The Washington Post

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse sweet potato casserole

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Serves 9

Dema Vidal of Vacaville was looking for a good sweet potato recipe to use for Thanksgiving this year. This recipe was featured in the Raley’s Bel Air Extra magazine several years ago.

Note: The prep time does not include the 30-minute standing time after casserole is baked.

Sweet potato mixture:

3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potato, skins off

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, well-beaten

1 stick butter, melted

Crust mixture:

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans

1/3 stick butter, melted

Boil or steam sweet potatoes, drain, remove skins, set aside. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the ingredients for the sweet potato mixture. Pour into buttered 9-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm.

Combine crust mixture ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle surface of baked sweet potato mixture with crust mixture. Broil briefly just until crust is brown. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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