Monday, December 15, 2014

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

This was a big favorite at our Thanksgiving this year, and a very big hit at our local fire department's potluck dinner last night!

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 2 29 oz. cans or 3 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. milk or canned coconut milk


  • 3/4 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted

Drain and mash sweet potatoes if using canned -- bake sweet potatoes in crockpot on low for 2 to 4 hours until fork tender if not using canned...peel and mash cooked sweet potatoes.
Add rest of ingredients except topping; mix very well.  Put in greased crock pot.  Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture.  Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 4 hours depending how hot your crock pot cooks.  I like to remove the cover for the last 30 to 45 minutes.  Serve right in the crock.

Serves 6 to 10, depending on the portion size

Note:  this is easily doubled to feed more people.