A “pecan-pie” inspired topping brings a festive twist to a classic roasted sweet potatoes casserole. Sweet potato casserole is another classic Thanksgiving side dish that I find almost impossible to resist.
My family has so many dishes for Thanksgiving, it’s hard to know what to bring that’s different. I love sweet potatoes, and I decided to make this wonderful casserole that combines the sweetness of the sweet potatoes with gruyere cheese and a topping of crunchy pecans and oats. In addition to tasting great, the roasted sweet potato pecan casserole is so easy to make. However, it does require a bit of time as you need to roast and make the mashed sweet potatoes followed by baking the casserole itself.
After all, it’s worth the time because of the wonderful combination of flavors that celebrates fall and the holidays!
Ludmilla loved it so much that she couldn’t stop eating it!
- Olive oil
- kosher salt and pepper
- 4 lbs. sweet potatoes
- ⅓ c. plus 2 T. packed brown sugar
- 8 T. unsalted butter, melted
- ½ c. heavy cream
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅔ tsp. grated nutmeg
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 inch piece ginger, grated
- 1 c. grated gruyere cheese
- For the topping
- ½ c. flour
- ½ c. rolled oats
- ½ c. packed brown sugar
- 1 c. chopped pecans
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 5 Tbs. butter, chilled and cubed
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Scrub sweet potatoes to clean.
- Poke with a fork all over.
- Rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Wrap in foil and bake until softened. 1- 2 hours.
- When done, peel sweet potatoes and pass through a food mill into a large bowl.
- Add sugar, butter, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, eggs, ginger, gruyere and pepper.
- Pour into a 2 Qt. baking dish
- Pound the the crumbled oat mixture over the filling.
- Cook for 30 minutes until browned.
- Cool for 15 minutes before serving
Have you read this article “A scientifically perfect cheese toast”? Until I moved here grilled cheese wasn’t my top 100 food to make or eat. Then, I started working in restaurants and started noticing that Americans are obsessed with it. One day I went home and for the first time in my life made a cheese sandwich in a pan like the Americans. Thick slices of crusty white bread, cheddar cheese and lots of butter on the outsides. After that day, I understood the obsession!!
Beijos e Tchau!