Saturday, November 21, 2009

Grandma Nancy's Sweet Potatoes

This Thanksgiving season, I am thankful for the fact that I still have both of my maternal grandparents. I am also thankful that my maternal grandmother doesn't have access to the Internet. Here's her super awesome sweet potato recipe. It's sweetened mashed sweet potatoes topped with a brown sugar/nut crust. They are fantastic. Just don't tell her that I gave you the recipe.
(As you can see from the pic, I truly intended on making some of these to photograph for the blog. I just ran out of time. The potatoes are from Chartrand Farms -they have a sign "Sweet Potatoes with Dirt". I love it.)
Anyway, here it is:
Sweet Potatoes:
2 lbs sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 t vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 t cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
Boil potatoes. Drain and mash with butter. Add sugar, salt eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour into a greased 9 inch baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients except pecans. Stir in nuts. Spread on top and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


  1. You are inso much trouble with your Grandma Nancy. She want's no one to know the recipe.

  2. who am I???????????????

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  4. Somebody in Ballwin. Someone who knows Grandma Nancy's temperment. An aunt of mine whose initials at JC perhaps?