Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ruth's Sweet Potato Casserole

My sweet mother shared this recipe with me and today I finally made it. Yum it was! If you like sweet potatoes, then you'll love this. If you don't - well, you won't. It's super sweet like a dessert and I'm excited to have it at Thanksgiving time. It's like comfort to me. Plus, the house smells yummy.

This recipe is posted on the Ruth's Chris Steak House Recipe Page. The card they shared has teensy writing so here it is in a more visible format.

Ruth's Sweet Potato Casserole

Makes 4 Servings
Crust Mixture:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
1/4 cup melted butter

Sweet Potato Mixture:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 egg, well beaten
1/4 cup butter

1. Combine Crust Mixture in mixing bowl and put to one side.
2. Combine Sweet Potato Mixture ingredients in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Combine thoroughly.
3. Pour Sweet Potato Mixture into buttered baking dish.
4. Sprinkle Crust Mixture evenly onto surface of Sweet Potato Mixture.
5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

(Heather's sidenote: I just peeled, chopped, and boiled the sweet potatoes. I mashed by hand and it turned out great. I used 3 medium potatoes and it made more than 2 cups but I just used it all and it was still PLENTY sweet. I may cut the sugar a little next time.)

1 comment:

Jolene said...

I have made a recipe similar to this and cut the sugar way back and it still was very yummy.