Saturday, November 28, 2009

Super-easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Admittedly, Thanksgiving Day is not the perfect time to decide to try something new. I'm a bit too spur-of-the-moment, though, and that's what I did about 45 minutes before dinner. The thought of those sweet potatoes just plopped onto a plate didn't appeal. The result is a new favorite -

Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

1 can yams/sweet potatoes (I added another big sweet potato that was here)
1 large pie apple, peeled and chopped (I used a granny smith)
2 Tbl. butter, melted
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup brown sugar (adjust to your own taste)
2 eggs
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins

Mash potatoes (cook any fresh potatoes first). Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well to make sure the eggs are blended. Bake in a 2-quart casserole at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until set (should resemble a custard).