Saturday, January 23, 2010

Recipe: Praline Sweet Potatoes


This would have been a good recipe to share during the holidays. But why save the good stuff for just one time of the year? It would be good anytime, especially with ham.

I had a can of sweet potatoes in the cabinet; I think my son bought them for one of his diets. The expiration date was coming up and I decided to find a way to use them. Lo and behold, on the back of the can was this recipe, and folks I'm here to tell you it is delicious--and simple! That's a combination I like.

As for calories and fat, well, anything with praline in the title is a warning of what is to come. It's worth the occasional splurge, though. Try it and I think you'll agree. Eat salad with it to ease you conscience! This side is more like a dessert.

•2 29-ounce cans of Sweet Potatoes or Yams, drained OR 6 cups of peeled, chopped and boiled fresh sweet potatoes or yams
•1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
•1/2 cup coconut
•1/2 cup brown sugar
•4 tablespoons flour
•4 tablespoons melted margarine
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place drained yams in ungreased baking dish. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend well and sprinkle over the yams. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

4 comments:

DGranna said...

Sounds good. I wonder how many large yams will make 6 cups. Also, do you have further directions? Or did I miss that?

Angela said...

Hey Granny Sue!

Thanks for the recipe! I have been looking for one like that for years! I never thought about looking on the back of the can! lol

I will be making this sometime this week! I had it years ago and it was soooooo good!

Janet, said...

I love sweet potatoes! My casserole I make is more fattening than this one. I'm trying to lose weight, though, so I think I'll pass on this one for at least a few weeks.

Granny Sue said...

DGranna, I copied and pasted--and missed the rest of the instructions! I'll correct it.

Angela, is was so good, I think it will be a standard at the holidays now. And Janet, I've never made the one with marshmallows, which seems to be so popular, because I just can't handle the sweetness.

My other sweet potato/ yams casserole has apples, brown sugar, and whole cranberry sauce combined.I like it because it's not too sweet and is so colorful with the white/gold of the apples and the red cranberries with the orange yams. I don't really have a recipe, I just mix it up. I've used canned pie apples for it too.

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