Sweet Potatoes Two Ways

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet potatoes....It just doesn't seem like Thanksgiving dinner without them. I've tweeked our family favorite to the point that everyone in our house LOVES my way of presenting them for Thanksgiving. I posted the recipe I use last year (here it is).

My friends at Gooseberry Patch shared ~ Sweet Potatoes Two Ways ~ And I thought I'd pass those recipes along to my readers. Do you serve sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and if you do, how are you doing them?

Originally shared by Mary Coglianese of Kailua, Hawaii, this recipe can be found in Goosberry Patch's, Best-Ever Casseroles.

Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Bake

3 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla extract
1/3 c. milk

Combine all ingredients; mix until very smooth and spread in a lightly greased 11" x 7" baking pan. Sprinkle topping over potato mixture and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve hot. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


1/3 c. butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well.

Shared by longtime Gooseberry Patch contributor Kathy Grashoff of Fort Wayne, Indiana, this recipe appears in, Autumn in the Country.

Apple & Sweet Potato Bake

4 c. apples, cored, peeled and sliced
4 c. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 t. onion, minced
3/4 c. apple juice
3/4 c. maple syrup
1/2 c. butter, melted
12 brown & served breakfast sausages

Layer apples, sweet potatoes and onion in a greased 2-quart casserole dish; set aside. Combine juice, syrup and butter; pour over layered mixture. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Arrange sausages on top; bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until sausages are browned. Serves 6 to 8.

Sharing at Lisa's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!


  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    The one with apples and sausages sounds good and different. I am not cooking except for lemon butter cake and homemade cranberry sauce. We are going to my SIL's which is good because I have hurt my back raking pine straw. Call me nutty but I like just a baked sweet potato.

  1. Thanks for the recipes Gail, I like the one you make-it sounds great! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    It's my favorite dish on Thanksgiving day too..love it! Have a good one! ;D

  1. Mimi said...:

    I have to agree that it isn't Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing your recipes, Gail.

  1. Pam said...:

    That pecan one sounds awesome. My husband loves, loves, loves pecans. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Love them and they are so good for us! Hey, I'll share my eggnog fudge recipe if you'll share your eggnog muffin recipe with me, sounds perfect for Sunday school! LOL

  1. farmlady said...:

    Oh my gosh! These both sound delicious. Thank you for sharing them.
    Have a very happy Thanksgiving.....

  1. I've made the pecan-topped recipe and I love it. My husband prefers the old-fashioned way his mother made them, complete with marshmallows. This year there are just 3 of us, so I'm doing mashed potatoes (with noodles) only. We can only handle so much starch!

  1. Andrea said...:

    Love, love, love sweet potatoes!

  1. Yum! Sounds delicious. I'm a huge fan of Gooseberry Patch recipes. Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  1. Sherry said...:

    Sweet potatoes are so good. Love the apple recipe, that sounds delicious! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  1. Linda Stubbs said...:

    I am making my way around this morning to wish everyone a Blessed Thanksgivng.................you are one I am thankful for! Have a wonderful day with family. Hugs, Linda

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