When I saw this casserole on How Sweet It Is, I wondered if it tasted as good as it looked. The presentation certainly was gorgeous and the idea of chopping pecans with oatmeal and nuts to make a crumble topping was brilliant. I could not wait until Thanksgiving day to make this recipe.
I halved the recipe and cooked it in a mini-springform pan as a trial run. I ate a scoop for lunch and took the rest to share with friends. They each grabbed a spoon and before long the entire dish had disappeared. I thought the casserole could use a little more sugar, another deemed it just right and another friend said that he’d reduce the sugar a bit. So that settles it. You’ll have your own opinions, so taste the sweet potato mixture before you top it with the crumble. I also thought a little orange zest would add a fun kick to this dish. Someone in our group playfully threatened to stab me with a fork when I mentioned this. If you want to try the orange zest, maybe you should run it by your family before you do.
Not only is this sweet potato casserole delicious, it is WAY healthier for you than the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. I never realized just how much butter normally goes into this dish. <insert artery clogging noises here!> This recipe calls for a couple of tablespoons of butter and a bit of cream to give it a rich flavor without overloading it with calories. I have noted in the recipe where I think you could cut back if you really want your Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole to be even healthier!
Source: How Sweet It Is This is my new favorite Thanksgiving side dish! Yum, yum! :) Ingredients Instructions
Source: How Sweet It Is
This is my new favorite Thanksgiving side dish! Yum, yum! :)