This weekend was the Wee One’s first Boy Scout camp out. His camp out was located 20 minutes from our house so it was not that far away. He’s always been our homebody. When he was in Cub Scouts, he would be the first one in the tent when there was any hint of darkness. He would not emerge from his tent until it was daylight outside.
My grandma used to make a sweet potato casserole like this one. In fact, this is one of the recipes she sent to me when I was down in Walt Disney World on my College Program.
Then when I married Hubby his dad would make this sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving.
As you can see, this casserole has a lot of memories attached to it. So when it was time to think about what I was going to make for Thanksgiving, I knew I needed to find a crockpot recipe similar to the casseroles my grandma and father-in-law would make.
This one is one that I’m going to serve for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, this is the first year we are going to host the Thanksgiving dinner. Last year I did most of the cooking but we had it over at my mother-in-law’s house. This year it is going to be at our house. Argh! The problem is we keep inviting people to our little house. So far we are up to either 11 or 12 if everyone comes. That may not seem like much but if we get any more we will have to relocate to my mother-in-law’s since she has a little bit more room.
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole
Adapted from Recipes that Crock
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 (40 oz) cans of sweet potatoes, drained
- 1/3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and divided
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed and divided
- 1 Tbsp. orange juice
- 2 eggs, beaten (Poke the yolks first – It’s easier to beat it after you poke the yolks.)
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/3 c. chopped pecans
- 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
- Spray your crock with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes.
- Add 1/3 c. melted butter, 2 Tbsp. sugar, and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar. Mix until well combined.
- Add orange juice, eggs, and milk. Beat until combined.
- Place the sweet potato mixture in the crock.
- In the bowl you used, combine the 2 Tbsp. Melted butter, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1/3 c. chopped pecans, and all-purpose flour.
- Spread pecan mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
I used a crockpot casserole dish for this recipe.