Momma’s Sweet Potato Casserole 

So the weather around here is FINALLY cooling down. We’ve been in the 80’s every day this Fall until this last week, we got a bit of a cold front and today’s high was 66! 

Now that the weather has cooled, cooking all the traditional Fall foods feels more festive. Today The Hubs requested Sweet Potato Casserole to go with our dinner. I’ve ever made it before, but my Momma Sylvia over at Christian Homekeeper makes the best, so I messaged her and got her recipe! 

You’ll want 1 large sweet potato per person, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, an egg, orange juice, vanilla extract, and a topping of your choice, I used some large marshmallows. 

First you want to cook our sweet potatoes. you can cook them now the oven, but I used my microwave and just used the baked potato setting and it worked like a charm. 

Next, once your potatoes are cooked through, you want to cut them in half and scoop out the good stuff. I recommend waiting until they’ve cooled to do this, I did not, I just held them with a thick rag and it still burned my hand. 

Once you’ve scooped out your potatoes, add your butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, egg, orange juice and vanilla. I didn’t have any orange juice in a carton, but I did have one Navel Oranges, so I just juiced one of them. 

Begin mixing, you can definitely use a stand mixer but I did it by and because my mixer broke, sad day, I know.

I mixed at first with a spoon, and then once I saw clumps, I used a whisk to smooth most of them out. 

After its mixed, spread it in a baking dish. I used a Cast Iron Skillet but you can use any dish that’s oven safe.

Next, add your toppings. I don’t  really like marshmallows, but The Hubs and L do so I added a few large ones with a few pieces of butter.

I then baked it at 350° until the marshmallows were brown and bubbly. 

It tastes great! And the best part is that L will actually eat it! We’re just waiting on the Hubs to get home and try it out. 
Recipe

1 large sweet potato per person, I used 2

Brown sugar to taste, I used 1 half cup

Cinnamon to taste, I used 1/4 teaspoon

1 egg

3 teaspoons of butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon of orange juice 

Preheat oven to 350°

Cook sweet potatoes, scoop out insides, blend potatoes and other ingredients. Spread in greased baking dish, top with favorite toppings such as marshmallows or pecans. Bake until topping is golden and bubbly.