Marshmallow with sweet potatoes, although tradition for American Thanksgiving, is just too much for Brits to get their heads around. Instead, we use maple syrup and pecan crumble topping to flavour our American sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes are quite rich so a little goes a long way. A 9×9 size sweet potato casserole can easily feed 8 people. We often make these in mini-ramekins to help with portion control.
Our top tip: serve EITHER pecan sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie but not both. The taste is too similar. However, these sweet potatoes cut through the salty Bacon Wrapped Turkey in our Thanksgiving menu.
Our inspiration for this recipe is this scrap of paper in Aunt M’s recipe box. Anyone even remember these old notepads that you used to keep by the phone for taking messages?