Sweet Potato Casserole
Why This Recipe Works
With our sweet potato casserole recipe, we wanted to get away from the fat, sugar, and spice of the traditional holiday dish and bring the sweet potatoes to the forefront. Rejecting a number of topping options for our sweet potato casserole recipe (nuts, canned pineapple, maraschino cherries, corn flakes, Rice Krispies, bread crumbs), we finally settled on a streusel made with dark brown sugar and slightly bitter pecans, which kept the sweetness to a minimum. And we cut back on the traditionally excessive amounts of sugar and cream in the filling and boosted the sweet potato flavor by roasting the potatoes.