You can make sweet potato casserole just like the Boston Market does with this copy cat recipe. Here we are making a sweet potato casserole with a combination of fresh sweet potatoes and a can of sweet potato puree, this is topped with a sweet and savory oatmeal cookie like topping. You can find the exact recipe and ingredients at http://www.copykat.com/2011/12/13/bos...
Hi, this is Stephanie Manley with CopyKat.com. Hey, today I'm going to show
you how to make Boston Market sweet potato casserole that tastes just like
it does when it comes from the Boston Market. How about that? So we're
going to begin with the obvious, and that would be sweet potatoes. Now for
this recipe, I like to use between four and a half to five pounds of sweet
potatoes to make a 13 by 9 inch baking dish.
So I'm going to begin by simply wrapping my sweet potatoes with foil. You
don't need to wash them. You don't need to put any oil on them. You don't
need to do anything to them, but wrap them in foil, and then I'm going to
bake them in the oven for approximately an hour.
How do you know when a sweet potato's done? Well, you stick a fork in it
and if goes all the way in, it's nice and soft, it's done. Now my potatoes
are done, and they are straight from the oven, and they are screaming hot,
so don't touch them right now. Let them cool off a little bit, and then
once that happens, you can peel the skin.
You can see I'm just peeling the skin right here. You can also see the
steam rise, so again be careful when these potatoes are hot, because wow,
it's a hot potato, and playing a game of hot potato for one is not a lot of
fun. So just go ahead and peel off the skin, and we're going to begin to
mash them. You know just like you would regular mashed potatoes.
So I'm going to let you in on a little secret, I love to layer flavors. I
think things taste so good that way. I'm adding a 16 ounce can of sweet
potato puree and about a half a stick of butter. Why? Paula Deen told me
to. No, actually it just tastes good with a little bit of butter.
Since these potatoes are still hot, I am going to go ahead and let the heat
of the potatoes melt the butter. Then I'm going to begin to add in
everything else, and that is two large size eggs. I'm going to add in a
teaspoon of salt, because salt always helps pick up the flavor a little
bit. Now I'm going to add about half a teaspoon of vanilla, and then I'm
going to add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Then I'm going to add half a
teaspoon of nutmeg.
Then we're going to stir this up a little bit more. You can see the butter
is melting just fine. So then I'm going to add about a half cup of dark
brown sugar. Then we're going to blend this together, and it's going to
take about a half cup of heavy cream. And there you go we're just going to
blend this in perfectly, and that's all it takes for the base of our sweet
Now it's time for the streusel, my favorite part. I am going to start out
with a half cup of all-purpose flour. Then I am going to add one cup of
dark brown sugar. I really like the way dark brown sugar tastes, and it has
such a lovely caramel color. Now whenever I use brown sugar I always pick
up the dark brown sugar.
Just a pinch of salt and then a cup of quick oats, those are the kind that
cook almost immediately that you may have for breakfast. Then we're going
to add in about a half teaspoon of cinnamon. I'm going to go ahead and
give this a quick stir. If you need to break up your brown sugar, go ahead
and use your fingers, break it up. And then, can you guess? We're going to
add in well, this time a whole stick of butter, so and then we're going to
stir this up, and make that lovely streusel topping. Now we are going to
go ahead and assemble our sweet potato casserole. Now here come our sweet
potatoes that we have mixed very well. Again, I'm putting this in a 9 by 13
Now this is going to serve a lot of people. And the next thing I'm going to
do is stick on about two cups of miniature marshmallows. I'm just kind of
sprinkling these evenly across the sweet potatoes. The next thing I'm going
to do, I'm going to put on that streusel topping. I like a lot of streusel
topping. I like it to be at least a good quarter inch thick, and then I'm
just going to layer that on, and this is going to be fabulous.
If you want to make apple cobblers, just season up your apples. A little
bit of salt, sugar, a little lemon juice, and you can put the same topping
over them and bake them up. So anyway, we're going to put this in the oven
for about 30 to 45 minutes, and there you go. You have a sweet potato
casserole, just like they do at the Boston Market. So you can find more
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