Tiffany Brooks’ Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

HGTV Magazine asked this familiar HGTV star to share her favorite family recipe for the holidays.
Thanksgiving Recipes From HGTV Stars

Thanksgiving Recipes From HGTV Stars

HGTV stars shared some of their favorite family recipes for the holiday.

Photo by: Lara Robby (food styled by Mariana Velasquez)

Lara Robby (food styled by Mariana Velasquez)

I tinkered with this recipe until I landed on the secret ingredient: pineapple juice. The acidity cuts the sweetness.
Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Smart Home 2016

Time: 1 hr 50 min | Serves: 8

Ingredients

For the sweet potatoes:

5 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 large egg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

For the topping:

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Make the sweet potatoes: Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet, and bake until soft, 50 minutes to 1 hour.

2. Let the sweet potatoes cool, then peel. Mash with a potato masher in a large bowl.

3. Stir in the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, pineapple juice, egg, and 3 tablespoons butter. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch-by-9-inch baking dish.

4. Make the topping: Stir together the brown sugar, pecans, and flour in a medium bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potato mixture. Bake until the topping is crisp, about 35 minutes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Chocolate Zucchini Cookie Recipe

Eating your veggies never tasted so sweet.

Homemade Apple Jelly Recipe

Apples don’t require added pectin to produce thick, sweet jelly.

Zucchini Cake Recipe

Try a novel, good-for-you recipe for zucchini cake with tomato cream cheese frosting.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

The experts at HGTV.com share a classic recipe for an Old Fashioned cocktail.

Wed Wabbit Cocktail Recipe

If Elmer Fudd asked Bugs Bunny to make him a cocktail, it might be something like this concoction.

Zucchini Bread Recipe

The “little squash” scores big in this summer quick bread.

Crabapple Jelly Recipe

Surprisingly sweet and tasty, crabapple jelly packs a pucker punch and is also easy to make.

Frozen Irish Banana Cocktail Recipe

Didn't know they grew bananas in Ireland did you? Well typically they don't, but it does make for a refreshing and delicious concoction that can be enjoyed at the Frangipani Beach Resort in Anguilla. Now you can try it at home. Serves two.

A Savory Vegetable Soup Recipe

Whip up a satisfying batch of comfort food.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.