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Sweet Potato Casserole

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Ingredients

3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (may be canned)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oleo, melted
1 cup pecan pieces
Marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325. Drain and mash sweet potatoes. Add eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla and mix well. Put into a greased 9x13-inch pan. For topping, mix together brown sugar, flour, melted oleo and pecan pieces and sprinkle over potatoes. Top with marshmallows, if desired. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve hot.

Brenda Fikes, Illinois City




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