Sweet Potato Casserole

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Registered: 05-01-2007
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mon, 07-16-2007 - 3:05pm

This is a good one that I have used the past 2 Thanksgivings. It is not as sweet as some other versions.

Sweet Potato Casserole

2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes -- scrubbed
2 large eggs -- lightly beaten
3 tablespoons unsalted butter -- melted
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
freshly ground black pepper -- to taste
8 ounces crushed pineapple in juice -- drained
1/4 cup pecans -- coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 400. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and pierce each one 2-3 times with a fork. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Put aside to cool. Turn the oven down to 350. Scoop the sweet potato out of their skins and into a medium bowl. Discard the skins. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the eggs, butter, sugar and spices. Whisk until smooth, add pineapple and mix well. Butter an 8x8 inch casserole. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pan and sprinkle with the pecans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a bit puffy. Serve immediately.