Sweet Potato Casserole

Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole
serves: 8   Printable Recipe

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 3-4 medium potatoes)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp almond extract

3/4 cup brown sugar
4 1/2 tbsp flour
5 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 400F. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until soft, about 45-60 minutes. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove skin from the potatoes, and slice into chunks.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, place the potato chunks, melted butter and sugar. Whip until combined and potatoes are smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts.

In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar and flour. Using a fork, cut in the softened butter until well mixed. Stir in the chopped pecans until well combined.

Pour the potato mixture into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the potatoes. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until potatoes are heated through and topping is lightly golden.

Recipe Notes: This casserole can be made up ahead, and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Just pop in the oven and bake as directed.