Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday's Meal

The following dish was given to me by my favorite “southern belle by way of Jersey”, Ms. Julianne. Though not recommended for the weight watching set, I have dreams about this casserole and it’s just one of those dishes you use when you want to impress.

Shout out to Bogota, NJ.

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 lbs sweet potatoes, cooked, mashed *(you can use canned...NOT in heavy syrup)
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 TBS vanilla
1 TBS orange zest
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup orange juice Topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup shredded coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Butter 2 qt. baking dish. In large bowl, mix all ingredients beat with hand mixer and spread into prepared dish. *If using fresh potatoes, cool slightly before adding eggs.In a separate bowl, mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of potatoes. Bake 350 30-40 minutes. YUM!

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