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Sweet Potato Casserole

Carla Burns
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| Servings: 8

Topping Ingredients 

  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp. safflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup organic orange juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Topping Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients together using a wooden spoon.  It will be clumpy and sticky.
  2. Spread out mixture the best you can on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350°F for approximately 10-15 minutes. The mixture should have a nice golden color to it.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Transfer small portions to a large cutting board and chop roughly.  Set aside.

Casserole Directions

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and rub with oil.  Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake until easily pierced with a fork (about 30-40 minutes).
  2. Remove from oven and allow to cool until you can handle them without burning yourself.
  3. Peel the potatoes and place the inside in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add all other filling ingredients and mash with a potato masher or blend with a hand blender.
  5. Transfer the potato mixture to a serving bowl.  Sprinkle the pecan topping evenly over the potatoes.
  6. Serve.

Note: you will most likely have some topping left over depending on the size of the dish you use.  The leftovers are great for topping oatmeal or mixing in with granola.

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