Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Coconut - Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole


                          Hello my friends....Thanksgiving is about one week away and I'm already
                          in plan mode. Writing grocery lists and planning my menu. Do you plan?
                          Depending on my mood I like to switch things up...Some years I like the
                          marshmallow topping on my sweet potatoes and some years I like the
                          texture of this delicious and decadent sweet potatoes. You must try them.

                                                   Coconut - Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

                                                   5 large sweet potatoes
                                                   1/3 teaspoon salt
                                                   3 tablespoon butter
                                                   1 teaspoon cinnamon
                                                   1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
                                                   1/2 cup brown sugar
                                                   1 tablespoon maple syrup
                                                   3 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream

                                                   Topping
                   
                                                   1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
                                                   1/4 cup butter softened
                                                   3/4 cup brown sugar
                                                   3 tablespoons all purpose flour
                                                   3/4 cups chopped pecans

             1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake sweet potatoes for about 40 minutes or until
             soft. Let cool and scoop out the filling and mash.

             2) In a large bowl mix salt, butter, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar,
             maple syrup and half and half into the sweet potatoes. Mix until well blended.

             3) Place in a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Mix the topping into a bowl and mix until
             it looks like course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes.

22 comments:

  1. I have used pecans to top my sweet-potato casserole for years but I never thought to add coconuts to the mix. Thanks for the great idea!

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  2. This looks sooooo good, pecans are my favorite.

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  3. I made Jessica (how sweets) sweet potato casserole last year. I left out the marshmallows and used just the coconut/oat topping=LOVE! This looks amazing

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  4. Pinning now! Bet you could even add a little coconut milk instead of the half and half. Great recipe!

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  5. I make something really similar to this. It's soooo good. You know since my favorite food are yams. I have all the recipes in the world to do with them. :) Thanks for sharing. Love,

    Shauna xo

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  6. This looks like a recipe my cousin made two thanksgiving's ago. It was so delicious! I love sweet potatoes both way, too.

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  7. Oh my gosh, does that look fabulous or what!!! May have to add it to my list!!!
    xo Kris

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  8. I plan like nobody's business when I'm hosting something! This looks very yummy!

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  9. i love the idea of mixing up the traditional sweet potato casserole with COCONUT. genius! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. This looks so good! I feel like I make the same things year after so maybe I should try this one!
    -shelley

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  11. This looks so good !! Nice twist on the casserole!

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  12. I have never thought to add coconut to my sweet potato casserole. I might just give it a try this year!

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  13. I have never baked with sweet potatoes before, but I sure want to! This looks SO good!

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  14. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it! I ended up w/ two rather large sweet potatoes to use for this recipe. Do you know about the approximate poundage you used for this recipe? Also, about how servings did it make? Thank you so much! I really look forward to making this! Blessings!

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  15. I would love to come to Thanksgiving at your house! I can't imagine all the wonderful, "dfferent" dishes there would be!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  16. Great dish for the Thanksgiving table! I bet the flavours match perfectly and I love the idea of mixed textures too!

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  17. My grandma use to make the best sweet potato casserole ever and this recipe reminds me of it! Except the coconut part is unique and intriguing and I bet goes so well with the other flavors.

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  18. Saving and making this one FOR SURE! Every single ingredient I love. And so does my family. Perfect! Thanks Val :)

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  19. Best looking sweet potato casserole I have EVER SEEN!!! The potatoes,the creaminess. The whole thing needs to happen. The toppings are epic.

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